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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Silene||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Silene salmonacea T.W. Nelson, J.P. Nelson, & S.A. Erwin
Habit: Perennial herb 5--14 mm; rhizome branched. Stem: erect, gray-green, canescent. Leaf: lowest much-reduced, 2.5--3.5 cm, 0.4--0.8 cm wide, spoon-shaped to oblanceolate. Flower: ascending to erect; calyx 18--23 mm, canescent, gray-green, distinctly 10-nerved, lobes 4--7 mm; petal claw glabrous, green becoming white at base, appendages 2, limb salmon-orange, lobes 4, equal; stamens long-exserted; styles 3, included. Fruit: only immature seen; +- spheric; stalk +- 5 mm, glabrous. Seed: +- 2.2 mm, +- red.
Ecology: Serpentine and iron-rich soils in openings or mixed-evergreen forest; Elevation: 760--1050 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR. Flowering Time: Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Silene pseudatocion
Next taxon: Silene sargentii
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman, Richard K. Rabeler & Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Silene salmonacea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81720, 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.