Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 10: 343. 1875.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA5: "The creamy white laciniate petals are the best field (and herbarium) guide to distinguishing this species from Silene parryi and S. scouleri, both of which have 2-4-lobed petals that are usually dingy cream to greenish or purple tinged."