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Silene scouleri  Hook.  ssp. scouleri 
Simple campion
Silene scouleri ssp. scouleri is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
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~72 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Parent: Silene scouleri
Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFSilene grandis
JEFSilene scouleri ssp. grandis
JEFSilene scouleri var. pacifica
JEFSilene scouleri var. scouleri
Information about  Silene scouleri ssp. scouleri from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SISCS2)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Silene scouleri ssp. scouleri Scouler's catchfly; along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to central California, and some areas inland. It grows in coastal prairie, bluffs, and other habitat. Its petals are white or pinkish, with two or four lobes and sometimes lateral teeth.[4][5] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).