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Silene douglasii (Seabluff catchfly)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Silene douglasii

Silene douglasii Hook.

Seabluff Catchfly, Douglas Pink

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A clumped perennial with a stout taproot and numerous stems rising 4-28 in. Leaves are mostly matted at the base of the stem and on new shoots. Small, creamy-white or greenish, pink tinged flowers are tubular with slashed petals. Several geographic races are separated mostly by fleshiness and hairiness of foliage.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Drier, rocky soils.


Description: Easily propagated by cuttings or seed.
Commercially Avail: yes

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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