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Seabluff Catchfly
Silene douglasii
About Seabluff Catchfly (Silene douglasii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Silene douglasii is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common name Douglas's catchfly. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Wyoming, where it grows in several habitat types, including forests, woodlands, and coastal scrub. Silene douglasii is a tufted perennial herb growing from a branching caudex and taproot, its stems decumbent to erect and up to 70 centimeters long. The stem is coated in curly or feltlike gray-white hairs. The lance-shaped leaves are up to 6 centimeters long on the lower stem and are smaller farther up. Each flower is encapsulated in a cylindrical inflated calyx of sepals lined with ten green or purple-red veins. It is open at the tip, revealing five white, pink or purplish petals, each with two wide lobes at the tip. Varieties: There are three varieties of this species. Silene douglasii var. douglasii Silene douglasii var. oraria - Seabluff catchfly, rare and endemic to the Oregon coastline. Silene douglasii var. rupinae
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb, Perennial herb

2.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Pink, Purple, Red

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open places

Annual Precipitation: 4.9" - 118.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.34" - 4.06", Coldest Month: 11.1" - 50.1", Hottest Month: 34.4" - 84.4", Humidity: 0.37" - 35.52", Elevation: 3" - 14114"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Douglas Catchfly, Douglas' Campion, Douglas's Catchfly

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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