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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Silene||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Silene gallica L.
Habit: Annual 10--40 cm. Stem: decumbent to erect, short-rough-hairy to minutely bristly. Leaf: gradually reduced upward; lower 1--3.5 cm, 3--5 mm wide, oblanceolate; upper 0.8--2.5 cm, 2--4 mm wide, oblanceolate to oblong. Inflorescence: axillary and terminal; pedicel 0 to short. Flower: ascending to erect; calyx 6--10 mm, glandular-hairy especially on veins, 10-veined, lobes 2--2.5 mm; petal claw glabrous, appendages 2, limb < 6 mm, white, pink, or lavender, entire to notched; stamens included; styles 3, included. Fruit: ovoid; stalk < 1 mm, puberulent. Seed: +- 1 mm, red-brown. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Fields, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho, Arizona, eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Spring--early summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Silene douglasii var. douglasii
Next taxon: Silene grayi
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Silene gallica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=44517, accessed on March 25, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 25, 2017.