Latin name: Silene bernardina S. Watson
Pronunciation: sy-LEE-nee ber-nar-DEE-na
Common name: Palmer's catchfly
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Habitat: Rocky slopes and scrub, conifer forests, alpine to 11,000', northern desert mountains, Great Basin
Blooming period: June to August
Name derivations: 1) Silene 2) bernardina
NOTE: Type specimen collected by Edward Palmer Jan. 1, 1888