Caryophyllaceae
Silene menziesii

Menzies' Campion

Mat to erect, with many stems. Stems short-haired below, glandular above. Leaves 1–2 1/2 in. long, lance-shaped, hairless. Flowers ascending; calyx glandular; petals 5, small, white, each divided into 4 lobes rounded at tips; at center 2 very small appendages with 2–4 teeth top each petal. Similar male, female flowers on separate plants. Grows in moist forests, woodlands, streambanks, moist meadows, at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Steens, West Gorge, East Gorge, Crater Lake NP, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes