(Drummond’s Campion)

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Silene drummondii ssp. striata, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 7407/7428

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Silene drummondii ssp. striata, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 7384

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Silene drummondii ssp. striata, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 7383

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Silene drummondii ssp. striata, Upper Crystal Lake, Summit Co. 7431

Scientific Name Silene drummondii ssp. striata USDA PLANTS Symbol SIDRS
Common Name Drummond's Campion, Drummond's Catchfly ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 823655
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (6500 to 13000 ft.); open, dry hillsides, meadows, rocky areas.
Plant: Erect perennial, one to several stems 10 to 20 inches tall; very sticky stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate and petiolate, 1-1/4 to 4 inches long; stem leaves opposite, linear to lanceolate, 1-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches long; all hairy and sticky.
Inflorescence: Cyme of 1 to up to 20 blossoms, each consisting of a hairy, sticky calyx tube with 10 dark purple veins and 5 white or pinkish-white petals about half as long as the calyx tube, each petal notched at the tip.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and American Southwest
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Colorado Status:
Native

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