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Silene subciliata (Prairie-fire pink)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Silene subciliata

Silene subciliata B.L. Rob.

Prairie-fire Pink, Louisiana Catchfly, Catchfly

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)


USDA Symbol: SISU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov




Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-28
Research By: TWC Staff

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