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Silene noctiflora  L.
Night flowering campion,   Nightflowering silene
Silene noctiflora is an annual herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSMelandrium noctiflorum
Information about  Silene noctiflora from other sources

[Wikipedia] Eurasia Native, Weed Status, Description: Silene noctiflora is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae known by the common names night-flowering catchfly,[1] nightflowering silene[2] and clammy cockle. It is native to Eurasia, but it is known on other continents as an introduced species and sometimes a weed. In North America, it is a common weed of grain crops in the Canadian prairie provinces and in much of the United States.[3] It grows in fields and in other disturbed habitat. As night falls the flowers of the night-flowering catchfly open and release a strong fragrance which attracts night-flying moths which feed on the copious nectar and pollinate the plant.[5] (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: 07/24/2024).