Species Details

Silene serpentinicola

serpentine catchfly

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Photo of Silene serpentinicola
©2008 Norman Jensen
Photo of Silene serpentinicola
©2014 Dana York
Scientific Name:
Silene serpentinicola T. W. & J. P. Nelson
Common Name:
serpentine catchfly
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Element Code: PDCAR0U2B0
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
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Elevation:
145 - 1650 meters
475 - 5415 feet
General Habitats:
  • Chaparral
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
Microhabitat Details:
Microhabitat:
  • Gravelly (sometimes)
  • Openings
  • Rocky (sometimes)
  • Serpentine
Notes:
"Red Hill" location (722C?) recorded by Jepson (#2904, JEPS) needs confirmation. Locally common in the Smith River Basin of Northwestern California. Threatened by foot traffic. Possibly threatened by fire suppression. Although distinct, formerly confused with S. californica and S. hookeri ssp. pulverulenta. Not in TJM (1993). See Madroño 51:384 (2004) for original description, and Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. natur. 12(1):1-6 (2005) for treatment of junior homonym; S. boyd-klineana.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Threat List Total: 7
Total EOs % of EOs
EOs with Threat Listed: 7 13 %
THREAT LIST:
Foot traffic/trampling 4 7%
Improper burning regime 2 3%
ORV activity 2 3%
Other 2 3%
Road/trail construction/maint. 1 1%
Total Occurrences: 55
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 4 0 0 0 50
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 21
Recent <=20 Years 34
Presence:
Presumed Extant 55
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Cant Hook Mtn. (4112368), Childs Hill (4112461), Gasquet (4112378), High Divide (4112481), High Plateau Mtn. (4112388), Hiouchi (4112471), Klamath Glen (4112358)?
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant
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