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Silene  bernardina S.Watson   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  bernardina S.Watson 
SynonymsSilene montana ssp. bernardina (S.Watson) C.L.Hitchc.
 Silene shockleyi S.Watson
Territory Northwestern U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.MexicoCaliforniaMexico NorthwestNevadaOregon
rocky slopes
Altitude1300-3600m
Description taproot, leaves linear-lanceolate, stem leaves 2-4 pairs, calyx tubular, costate, 13-16mm long, petals 4-6mm long, incised into four, linear, nearly identical segments
Size15-30cm
Colorwhite fading purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
USDA Plants Database plants.usda.gov
Version 8.0
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