Common name: Parry’s Campion

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Information: Occurs in both dry and moist soil types. Common in meadows and open forests at mid-elevations, up to the alpine. Common in BC’s Coast Mountains and the Northern Cascades.

Photo: A south facing slope with thin soils above the N Cinnabar River headwaters in South Chilcotin Mtns Provincial Park, north of Lake Tyaughton, with an approx. elevation of 2000m. N. Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:

Hitchcock, C. L., & Maguire, B. (1947). A revision of the North American species of Silene (Vol. 13). Seattle: University of Washington Press. Retrieved from http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250060876

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Silene%20parryi  Accessed: 2020-05-12.