Caryophyllaceae
Silene douglasii

Douglas's Catchfly

Mound, flower stems lax becoming upright. Stems and leaves coated with fine hairs. Leaves lance-shaped, opposite, becoming smaller up stem, lower leaves 1–2 1/2 in. long. White to greenish or pinkish flowers, each a cup 1/2 in. deep with fine hairs but no glands, petals longer and barely notched at tip, 2 appendages topping each petal at flower center. Grows in dry open slopes, grassy areas, shrublands, forests, at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--15 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Siskiyous, West Gorge, Great Basin, Steens, Wallowas, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes