Taxon  Report   7609    
Silene occidentalis  S. Watson
Western campion,  Western catchfly
Silene occidentalis
© 2009 Sierra Pacific Industries
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Silene occidentalis
© 2010 Sierra Pacific Industries
Silene occidentalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Silene occidentalis
© 2004 Dean Wm. Taylor
Genus: Silene
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Silene occidentalis ssp. longistipitata
ICPN: Silene occidentalis ssp. occidentalis
More information about  Silene occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).