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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Silene||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Silene pendula L.
Habit: Annual 15--45 cm. Stem: procumbent to ascending, sparsely hairy, glandular above. Leaf: gradually reduced upward, 2--5 cm, 2--20 mm wide; lower obovate to spoon-shaped; upper ovate to lanceolate. Flower: erect; calyx 13--18 mm, +- glandular-hairy, 10-veined, lobes 2--3 mm; petal claw glabrous, appendages 2, limb bright pink, lobes 2; stamens +- exserted; styles 3, = petal claws. Fruit: ovoid-conic; stalk 3--6 mm. Seed: 1.3--1.5 mm, dark brown. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo; Distribution Outside California: Oregon, British Columbia, Wyoming, eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Early summer Note: Treated as a waif in California, primarily on the basis of Morton's statement in FNANM (2005 5:198) that what is represented is a "rarely escaping and persisting garden plant" and despite the fact the only known collection in California (CAS) was made in 1894 from a quarry in Golden Gate Park.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken
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Previous taxon: Silene parishii
Next taxon: Silene pseudatocion
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Silene pendula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=44555, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.