Scientific Name

Silene laciniata Cav. ssp. major C. Hitchc. & Maguire                  

Family

Caryophyllaceae 

General     

     A low growing perennial.                                      

CI

     Not uncommon on hillsides and rocky slopes.  A late bloomer (starting late May/early June), these flowers appear after most others are finished for the year.         

 

References

      More on this species at CalFlora.

      The Jepson Manual (2012:  620, Silene by Richard L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler and Dieter H. Wilken).

      Dale (2000:  93).

      McAuley (1996:  297).  

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Silene laciniata on hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (14 June 2003).

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Silene laciniata near top of hill above Camarillo Park entrance area, CI (15 April 2013).

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Silene laciniata near top of hill above Camarillo Park entrance area, CI, same flower as above (15 April 2013).

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Silene laciniata hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (29may2003).

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 Silene laciniata hillside to the south of University Glen, CI (29may2003).