Silene douglasii Hook.
Douglas Pink, Seabluff Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
USDA Symbol: SIDO
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , 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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Silene douglasii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene douglasii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene douglasii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff