Silene spaldingii

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Rare Plant Identifiers

Latin Name: Silene spaldingii

Common Names: Spalding's silene

Designations: Federally Threatened, State Endangered (Oregon), State Threatened (Washington)

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Associated Invasives

Bromus tectorum

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Centaurea solstitialis

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Rare-Invasive Interactions

No significant difference in rare species’ reproductive vigor at sites with and without non-native species (Menke & Muir 2004).

Information Sources


Menke, C.A. and P.S. Muir. 2004. Patterns and influences of exotic species invasion into the grassland habitat of the threatened plant Silene spaldingii. Natural Areas Journal 24:119-128.

Useful Links

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Image Collection

California Invasive Plant Council


Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants

Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia Center for Invasive Species Information and Ecosystem Health

NatureServe Explorer


Western Weed Science Society