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Seabluff Catchfly Silene douglasii


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Seabluff Catchfly
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Alternate name: Douglas Pink

Family: Caryophyllaceae, Carnation view all from this family

Description 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.

Flower May - July.

Flower May - July

Habitat Sagebrush plains; montane slopes, and meadows.

Range S. British Columbia, south through the mountains to c. California, east to w. Montana and Utah.

Exposure Preference Sun.

Native Distribution S. British Columbia, s. through the mts. to c. California, e. to w. Montana & Utah

Site Preference Sagebrush plains; montane slopes & meadows

Soil Preference Drier, rocky soils.