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Alexander's Campion (Silene alexandri)

Silene alexandri, Molokai. Photo Credit: National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 147948
  • Lifeform: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 03/05/1993

erect perennial plant

Where is Alexander's Campion (Silene alexandri) located in the wild?


found on a cattle trail in remnant dry forest and shrubland



States & Provinces:

Alexander's Campion can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Alexander's Campion (Silene alexandri)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

This species is endemic to the island of Molokai. It has been recorded from only 3 locations, all within a 4 km stretch. Only 2 of these populations are known to be extant, with a total of fewer than 50 plants. The species is threatened by feral goats and pigs, alien plants, and the possibility of fire.

  • 01/01/2010

feral goats fire small remaining numbers cattle

  • 01/01/2010

< 10 individuals in 1 population on Molokai 2 known populations comprising approximately 35 individuals

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Taxon Silene alexandri
Authority Hillebr.
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 3988
ITIS 20145
Duration Perennial
Common Names Alexander Campion | Kamalo Gulch catchfly
Associated Scientific Names Silene alexandri
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Ecological Relationships


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