Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Silene:
Silene douglasii
Page Author: David Giblin
seabluff catchfly, Douglas' catchfly 
Blooms: May-July
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Abundant; of no concern.

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout most of Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Sagebrush plains to mountain slopes.
Species Description:

General: Tufted perennial from a stout taproot and branched crown, the numerous, decumbent, simple stems 1-4 dm. tall, densely pubescent throughout.
Leaves: Basal leaves matted, long-petiolate, oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm. long and 2-7 mm. wide; cauline leaves 1-8 pairs, becoming smaller and sessile above.
Flowers: Flowers few, with linear bracts, often remote; calyx tubular, 5-lobed, 12-15 mm. long, becoming papery and enlarged in fruit; petals 5, creamy-white, greenish, pink or purplish; claw 8-12 mm long, the blade oblong, 4-6 mm. long, bi-lobed about ¼ the length; blade appendages 2, oblong, 1 mm. long; ovary stalk 3-4 mm. long; stamens 10; styles 3.
Fruits: Capsule 1-celled.
Subspecies & Varieties:
Accepted Name:
Silene douglasii Hook.
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Silene douglasii
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Silene douglasii specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Silene douglasii specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Silene douglasii treatment.

E-Flora BC: Silene douglasii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Silene douglasii images.

USDA Plants Database: Silene douglasii.
Additional photographs of Silene douglasii:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Jim Riley

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2008

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

G. D. Carr, 2007

Rod Gilbert, 2006

Rod Gilbert, 2006

Rod Gilbert, 2006

Rod Gilbert, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ray Izumi, 2009

Ray Izumi, 2009

Ray Izumi, 2009

Ron Bockelman, 2010

Ron Bockelman, 2010

Ron Bockelman, 2010

Gary Brill, 2015

Gary Brill, 2015

Gary Brill, 2015

Gary Brill, 2015

Gary Brill, 2015
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