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Silene invisa  C. L. Hitchc. & Maguire
Red fir catchfly,   Short petaled campion
Silene invisa is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Silene invisa from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SIIN)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat: Silene invisa is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae known by the common names red fir catchfly[1] and short-petaled campion. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the southernmost Cascade Range and northernmost Sierra Nevada. It grows in the coniferous forests of the mountains. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


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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: 07/17/2024).