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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Silene douglasii Hook.
Douglas pink, Seabluff catchfly
USDA Symbol: SIDO
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A clumped perennial with a stout taproot and numerous stems rising 4-24 in. Leaves are mostly matted at the base of the stem and on new shoots. Small, creamy-white or greenish, pink or purple tinged flowers are tubular with slashed petals. Several geographic races are separated mostly by fleshiness and hairiness of foliage.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
, WA Native Distribution:
S. B.C., s. through the mts. to c. CA,
e. to w. MT
& UT Native Habitat:
Sagebrush plains; montane slopes & meadows
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Drier, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Easily propagated by cuttings or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff