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Plant Identification: silene ? found in high meadow, western Oregon

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spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9188109

There was some introduced Bachelor Button and Foxglove in the vicinity, so wondering if this is an introduced ornamental or a wildflower ?

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purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9189650

bump
Katlian
Carson City, NV
(Zone 6b)

July 2, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9189950

There are a lot of native Silenes in Oregon but they can be difficult to identify without the actual plant or very detailed photos. Here's a link to silenes found in Oregon: http://plants.usda.gov/java/stateSearch?searchTxt=silene&searchType=Sciname&stateSelect=US41&searchOrder=1&imageField.x=53&imageField.y=11
spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 12, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9202862

Thanks for the bump, purple!

Katlian, thanks for the link. I just finished looking through the Silene image gallery there, looking for a match. Most of the silenes there have fringed or lobed petals, and none are reddish with white edging . . . s'pose it could still be a variety of one of the plainer ones with entire petals. I also looked at the Dianthus image gallery there . . . no matches.

Still stumped!

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