|Photo 1. General image of Silene douglasii
Silene douglasii, commonly known as Douglas's catchfly, is a provincially yellow listed wildflower in BC. Federally it is not listed. It is part of the pink family with a perennial lifecycle. They are commonly found in disturbed habitats.
Silene douglasii is a wildflower that is 10-70 cm tall/long. The leaf shape is lanceolate (long, wider in the middle, shaped like a lance tip), oblanceolate (much longer than wide and with the widest portion near the tip, reversed lanceolate), linear (long and very narrow like a blade of grass), acute (pointed, having a short sharp apex angled less than 90 degrees) or lorate (having the form of a thong or strap). Their surface is hairy. Their edges are entire. Leaves are arranged opposite or rosette. Leaves are 2-8 cm long and 2-10 mm wide. The stems form is ascending. The stem is green or purple in colour and has a hairy surface. white, pink, purple, green or yellow pedals or sepals. Flowers are 12-16 mm long. Fruit are red or brown in colour and approximately seeds 1.1-1.5 mm long It has a tap or hairy root structure.
Their prefered habitat is disturbed. Sun exposure is typically full sun. They typically grow in gravel soil. Moisture requirements are moist soil. It can be found from 0 m to 500 m in elevation. It can be found in British Columbia, Canada. Silene douglasii is found in the coastal-western-hemlock biogeoclimatic zone(s).