Silene scouleri Hook.
Bluff Pink, Simple Campion, Simple Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
USDA Symbol: SISC7
The low, sticky basal leaves are inconspicuous until the one-several, erect, 2-3 ft. flowering stalks appear. These are leafy, the foliage becoming gradually reduced upwards. Narrow, congested clusters of tubular flowers occur at the stem tops. Flowers are greenish-white to purple with slashed petals.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA
Native Distribution: B.C. to c. CA, e. to w. MT & in the Rockies to NM & AZ; var. pacifica occuring strictly on the Pacific coast
Native Habitat: Bluffs; coastal promontories (var. pacifica); prairies; open woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Easily propagated by cuttings or seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Silene scouleri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene scouleri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene scouleri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff