Douglas's Catchfly - Silene douglasii
(see State Rank Reason below)
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Numerous collections at MONTU from Granite, Missoula, Madison, Beaverhead, Glacier, Park, DeerLodge Counties.
Probably handles disturbance fairly well.
Perennial with a finely branched caudex and glabrous to puberulent foliage below the inflorescence. Stems ascending, 10–50 cm. Leaves: basal oblanceolate, numerous; cauline linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 1–6 cm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered cyme. Flowers: calyx campanulate, inflated at maturity, sometimes glandular, 12–15 mm long, 10-nerved; petals white; the blade 4–6 mm long, shallowly bilobed with 2 apparent appendages; styles 3 to 5. Capsule opening by 3 to 5 slits, equaling the calyx at maturity. Our plants are variety douglasii (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to CA, NV, and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
, Bombus pensylvanicus
, and Bombus impatiens
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
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- Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.