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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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.