Taxon  Report   7605    
Silene menziesii  Hook.
Menzies' campion
Silene menziesii
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Silene menziesii
© 2010 Keir Morse
Silene menziesii
© 2013 Gary A. Monroe
Silene menziesii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Silene menziesii
© 2010 Keir Morse
Genus: Silene
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Anotites diffusa
ICPN: Silene menziesii ssp. dorrii
ICPN: Silene menziesii ssp. menziesii
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More information about  Silene menziesii
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 24, 2019).