Royal Catchfly – Silene regia


Royal catchfly can reach 4 feet tall and with brilliant scarlet flowers blooming from June to September it can be spotted from a long way off. Stems are usually unbranched below the flowers and feels hairy and slightly clammy to the touch. Becoming less frequent but locally abundant in some mesic prairies and oak savannas. Very scattered in the southern ranges of the Tallgrass prairie region.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Mesic, Dry Mesic
Bloom Time Summer                      July, August
Bloom Color Red
Max Height 4 feet
Wetland Code UPL
Germ Code  C(60)
Seeds Per Ounce   23,000
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