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Silene regia Sims
USDA Symbol: SIRE2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Royal catchfly is a 2-5 ft., erect perennial with bright-red, tubular flowers. The flowers flare into five, slightly toothed, slender petals and are up to 2 in. across. The stems are smooth, but the broad, sometimes clasping leaves, are pubescent.
The red flowers attract hummingbirds.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MO , OH , OK , TN Native Distribution:
OH to e. MO, s. to GA & LA Native Habitat:
Rocky prairies; open woods; rocky glades USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff