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Silene  laciniata Cav.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  laciniata Cav. 
SynonymsMelandrium laciniatum (Cav.) Rohrb.
 Silene pulchra Torr. & A.Gray
 Silene simulans Greene
Territory Southwestern U.S.A.South-Central U.S.A.MexicoArizonaCaliforniaMexico NorthwestNew MexicoTexas
thickets and steppes
Altitude300-1800m
Description taproot, leaves narrowly linear to lanceolate-oblong, 5-10cm, inflorescence open, 5-9-flowered, calyx tubularcylindrical, petals 8-15mm, deeply incised into 4 segments
Size20-50cm
Colorscarlet red
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, 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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