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Cardinal Catchfly

Silene laciniata


"The inflorescence may have one flower or many, each on a long pedicel. The flower has a tubular green or reddish calyx of fused sepals which is lined with ten prominent veins. The five bright red petals are each divided deeply into 4 to 6 long, pointed lobes, sometimes appearing fringed. The slender, branching stem is glandular and sticky. The lance-shaped leaves are up to about 10 centimeters long by 2 wide, with smaller ones occurring on upper parts of the plant." - Wikipedia


Grass in riparian area. This is native to California.

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harsuame 6 years ago

Preciosa muy bella

CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

It definitely stood out along the trail!

Hema 6 years ago

beautiful red flower!!

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.03, Long: -117.01

Spotted on May 11, 2012
Submitted on May 11, 2012

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