Silene species

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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) efloras.org
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine. 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, up to 4 inches long; stem leaves opposite, linear to lanceolate, 1-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches long; all hairy and sticky.
Inflorescence: Clusters of a few to up to 20 blossom, 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.
References: Descr. adapted from www.efloras.org and www.americansouthwest.net
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Silene menziesii USDA PLANTS Symbol
SIME
Common Name Menzies' Campion, White Catchfly ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
20083
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane. Open woodlands, shady areas, gravelly places, river banks.
Plant: Perennial, reclining to erect, simple or branched, leafy, 2 to 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, sessile or short-petiolate; blade usually oblanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 3/4 to 2-1/2 inches long; small hairs along edges.
Inflorescence: Flowers in leaf axils or at stem ends; white dioecious blossoms with 5 petals divided into two rounded lobes; hairy, sticky calyx tube below petals with 10 veins and 5 lobes.
References: Descr. adapted from Burke Museum of Natural History, SEINet, and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status
Native

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