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Douglas's Catchfly - Silene douglasii


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Numerous collections at MONTU from Granite, Missoula, Madison, Beaverhead, Glacier, Park, DeerLodge Counties.

Probably handles disturbance fairly well.
 
General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to CA, NV, and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Grasslands, stony meadows; valleys to subalpine, more common lower (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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