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Silene douglasii var. oraria

Cascade head catchfly, seabluff catchfly


blades oblanceolate, 2–5(–8) cm × 3–13 mm × 0.3–0.7 mm, fleshy.




calyx strongly suffused with purple, strongly inflated, (4–) 7–10(–12) mm diam. at anthesis, eglandular;

petal limb 5–11 mm wide, often with lateral tooth on each side.

Silene douglasii var. oraria

Phenology Flowering summer.
Habitat Exposed coastal bluffs
Elevation 0-100 m (0-300 ft)
from FNA
[BONAP county map]

Variety oraria is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 5, p. 183.
Parent taxa Caryophyllaceae > subfam. Caryophylloideae > Silene > Silene douglasii
Sibling taxa
S. douglasii var. douglasii, S. douglasii var. rupinae
Synonyms S. oraria
Name authority (M. Peck) C. L. Hitchcock & Maguire: Revis. N. Amer. Silene, 40. (1947)
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