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Silene antirrhina  L.
Sleepy catch fly,   Sleepy catchfly,   Sleepy silene,   Snapdragon campion
Silene antirrhina is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
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Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 1.1 - weak indicator / indifferent

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSSilene antirrhina var. confinis
PLANTSSilene antirrhina var. depauperata
PLANTSSilene antirrhina var. divaricata
PLANTSSilene antirrhina var. laevigata
PLANTSSilene antirrhina var. subglaber
Information about  Silene antirrhina from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Range, Habitat: Silene antirrhina is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae known by the common names sleepy silene[1] and sleepy catchfly.[2] It is native to the Americas, where it is widespread throughout North America and parts of South America. It is known in Europe as an introduced species. It can be found in a wide range of habitat types, including disturbed and recently burned areas. It is sometimes weedy. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Variability in Appearance: Silene antirrhina is quite variable in appearance, its morphology depending on several environmental factors, such as moisture level and available nutrients.[3] In general it is an annual herb growing erect to a maximum height near 80 centimeters (31 in). (link added 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: 07/22/2024).