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Silene dichotoma  Ehrh.
Branching campion,   Dichotoma silene
Silene dichotoma is an annual herb that is not native to California.
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Subspecies and Varieties:
Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Information about  Silene dichotoma from other sources
USDA PLANTS Profile (SIDI2)

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[wikipedia] Eurasia Native, Description: Silene dichotoma is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae known by the common name forked catchfly.[1][2] It is native to Eurasia and it is known in other parts of the temperate world, such as sections of North America, where it is a weed that grows in disturbed habitat. It is an annual herb growing up to 80 centimeters tall. The lance-shaped leaves are up to 8 centimeters long on the lower stem and are smaller farther up. Each flower is encapsulated in an inflated calyx of sepals lined with ten veins. It is open at the tip, revealing five white to red petals, each with two lobes at the tip and sometimes taking a curled form. (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: 05/25/2024).