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Silene scouleri Hook.
Bluff pink, Simple campion, Simple catchfly
USDA Symbol: SISC7
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
The low, sticky basal leaves are inconspicuous until the one-several, erect, 2-3 ft. flowering stalks appear. These are leafy, the foliage becoming gradually reduced upwards. Narrow, congested clusters of tubular flowers occur at the stem tops. Flowers are greenish-white to purple with slashed petals.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WA Native Distribution:
B.C. to c. CA,
e. to w. MT
& in the Rockies to NM
& AZ; var. pacifica occuring strictly on the Pacific coast Native Habitat:
Bluffs; coastal promontories (var. pacifica); prairies; open woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: 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