Caryophyllaceae
Silene parryi

Parry's Catchfly

Upright tuft, leaves mostly basal. Stems with short hairs on lower section, glandular above. Basal leaves narrowly egg-shaped, 1–3 in. long, becoming smaller upward. Flowers 2–4 in loose clusters near top. Flower calyx with glands along ribs, 5 white or greenish petals. Petals divided into 4 rounded lobes, center lobes larger, 2 small rounded appendages at center of each petal. Grows on rocky slopes, in dry meadows, open forests of subalpine, at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--20 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Meadow
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes