Alternate name: Douglas Pink
Family: Caryophyllaceae, Carnation view all from this family
Description A clumped perennial with a stout taproot and numerous stems rising 4-24 in. Leaves are mostly matted at the base of the stem and on new shoots. Small, creamy-white or greenish, pink or purple tinged flowers are tubular with slashed petals. Several geographic races are separated mostly by fleshiness and hairiness of foliage.
Flower May - July.
Flower May - July
Habitat Sagebrush plains; montane slopes, and meadows.
Range S. British Columbia, south through the mountains to c. California, east to w. Montana and Utah.
Exposure Preference Sun.
Native Distribution S. British Columbia, s. through the mts. to c. California, e. to w. Montana & Utah
Site Preference Sagebrush plains; montane slopes & meadows
Soil Preference Drier, rocky soils.