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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Silene||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Silene armeria L.
Habit: Annual, biennial (10)20--40 cm. Stem: erect, glabrous. Leaf: gradually reduced upward, 1--6 cm, 5--25 mm wide; lower oblanceolate to elliptic or ovate; upper oblanceolate to ovate. Flower: calyx 13--17 mm, glabrous, generally pink or purple, 10-veined, constricted to a narrow tube, lobes 1 mm; petal claw glabrous, appendages 2, limb +- 5 mm, pink or purple, lobes 0 or 2, shallow; stamens +- exserted; styles 3(4), +- exserted. Fruit: oblong; stalk 6--7 mm. Seed: 0.5--0.7 mm, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnGb?, PR (San Diego Co.), SNE (Mono Co.); Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Utah, eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Summer Note: In California, possibly only a waif; possibly from sown wildflower seed mixtures.
Synonyms: Atocion armeria (L.) Raf.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Silene aperta
Next taxon: Silene bernardina
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Silene armeria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44493, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.