Taxon  Report   7586    
Silene antirrhina  L.
Sleepy catch fly,  Sleepy catchfly, Sleepy silene, Snapdragon campion
Silene antirrhina
© 2010 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Silene antirrhina
© 2012 Belinda Lo
Silene antirrhina
© 2010 James M. Andre
Silene antirrhina, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Silene antirrhina
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Genus: Silene
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Serpentine affinity: 1.1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. confinis
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. depauperata
PLANTS: Silene antirrhina var. divaricata
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More information about  Silene antirrhina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).