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Silene laciniata  Cav.  ssp. californica  (Durand) J. K. Morton
California indian pink
Silene laciniata ssp. californica is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Parent: Silene laciniata
Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFSilene californica
Information about  Silene laciniata ssp. californica from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 01/29/2023).