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Silene nuda  (S. Watson) C. L. Hitchc. & Maguire
Naked campion,   Western fringed catchfly
Silene nuda is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFSilene nuda ssp. insectivora
ICPNSilene pectinata
Information about  Silene nuda from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Silene nuda is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae known by the common names western fringed catchfly[1] and sticky catchfly. It is native to the Sierra Nevada and Modoc Plateau of California, its distribution extending into Oregon and Nevada. It grows in forest, woodland, and scrub habitat, sometimes in saline soils. Silene nuda is a perennial herb growing from a thick, woody caudex and taproot, sending up one or more erect stems up to 0.5 metres (1.6 ft) tall. The largest leaves are located in tufts around the caudex, each measuring up to 15 centimeters long by 3 wide. Smaller leaves occur farther up the stem. Each flower is encapsulated in a hairy, veined calyx of fused sepals. The five long petals are pink and each has two lobes at the tip. (contributed 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: 05/29/2024).