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Silene involucrata

Silene involucrata (Cham. & Schltdl.) Bocquet

Arctic Campion, Arctic Catchfly

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)


USDA Symbol: SIIN4

USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Calyx prominently 10-veined, veins heavily suffused with purple, rarely green. Petals white, often pink or purple tinged.


Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Arctic tundra, gravelly and grassy places.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 involucrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene involucrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene involucrata


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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