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Silene subciliata (Catchfly)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Silene subciliata

Silene subciliata B.L. Rob.

Catchfly, Louisiana catchfly, Prairie-fire pink

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

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USDA Symbol: SISU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Prairie-fire pink is an erect plant, growing 13 feet tall, with opposite leaves, rather fleshy, up to 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. The attractive flowers are bright red with 5 petals, 1/23/4 inch long, slightly toothed at the tip, and folding backward slightly with the stamens protuding noticeably.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: LA , TX

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Silene subciliata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene subciliata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene subciliata

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2008-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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