The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
San Antonio Botanical Garden
The conservation of Silene subciliata is fully sponsored.
Dave Berkshire contributed to this Plant Profile.
The Scarlet catchfly is an uncommon wildflower of the East Exas sandylands. It's vibrant orange-red star-shaped flowers are esily noticed on the slopes between upland savannas and forested ravines where it lives.
Distribution & Occurrence
Deep well-drained sandy soils in and along margins of fire-maintained dry, upland long-leaf pine savannahs. In fire-suppressed forests with dense, shading understory, it is often limited to sunnier roadsides or cleared utility easements.
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Conservation, Ecology & Research
Ajilvsgi, G. 1979. Wildflowers of the Big Ticket, East Texas and western Louisiana. College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University Press.
Loughmiller, C.; Loughmiller, L. 1984. Texas Wildflowers: A field Guide. Austin, Texas. University of Texas Press.
Poole, J.M.; Carr, W.R.; Price, D.M.; Singhurst, J.R. 2007. Rare Plants of Texas. College Station, TX. Texas A&M University Press. 640p.
Sanders, S.M. 2001. A Treasury of Texas Flora: The botanical watercolors of Marie C. Wesby. Kerrville, Texas. Herring Printing.