Silene subciliata B.L. Rob.
Catchfly, Louisiana catchfly, Prairie-fire pink
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
USDA Symbol: SISU3
Prairie-fire pink is an erect plant, growing 1–3 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, 1/2–3/4 inch long, slightly toothed at the tip, and folding backward slightly with the stamens protuding noticeably.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Silene subciliata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene subciliata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene subciliata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff