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23a. Silene hookeri Nuttall subsp. hookeri

Hooker's Indian pink

Silene hookeri subsp. pulverulenta (M. Peck) C. L. Hitchcock & Maguire; S. ingramii Tidestrom & Dayton; S. pulverulenta M. Peck

Plants completely eglandular or with glandular hairs on calyx and pedicels. Petals coral pink or white, limb with 4 unequal lobes or 2 lobes with lateral teeth, lobes lanceolate to broadly oblong, 5-10 mm, appendages 2, linear, 1.5-3.5 mm. 2n = 72.

Flowering spring-early summer. Dry, sandy, gravelly, or rocky slopes, grassy areas, open woodlands, coniferous forests, serpentine areas; 100-1400 m; Calif., Oreg.

Although subsp. hookeri normally is eglandular, plants with stipitate-glandular hairs intermixed with the eglandular pubescence occur in several localities. They have been named subsp. pulverulenta.


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