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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Silene||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Silene noctiflora L.
Habit: Annual 20--60(80) cm. Stem: generally erect, rough-hairy, glandular above. Leaf: gradually reduced upward; lower 6--12(14) cm, 20--45 mm wide, elliptic to oblanceolate; upper 1--7 cm, 3--12 mm wide, lanceolate. Inflorescence: flowers pedicelled. Flower: ascending to erect; calyx 14--22 mm, glandular-hairy, 10-veined, veins net-like above middle, lobes 6--13 mm; petal claw glabrous, appendages 2, limb white to +- pink, lobes 2; stamens generally included; styles 3, included. Fruit: ovoid; stalk 1--3 mm. Seed: +- 1 mm, red-brown. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Open, disturbed areas, fields; Elevation: < 1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR, SNF, SCo, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Saskatchewan, New Mexico, eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Summer Note: Often mistaken for Silene latifolia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken
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Previous taxon: Silene menziesii
Next taxon: Silene nuda
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Silene noctiflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44543, accessed on July 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 23, 2016.