Taxon  Report   8986    
Silene serpentinicola  T. W. Nelson & J. P. Nelson
Serpentine catchfly
Silene serpentinicola
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Silene serpentinicola
© 2008 Norman Jensen
Silene serpentinicola
© 2007 Norman Jensen
Silene serpentinicola, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Plant Characteristics
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Silene serpentinicola
© 2014 Dana York
Genus: Silene
Serpentine affinity: 6; (strict endemic)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Silene hookeri ssp. serpentinicola

More information about  Silene serpentinicola
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


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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).