Species Details

Silene oregana

Oregon campion

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Scientific Name:
Silene oregana Wats.
Common Name:
Oregon campion
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Element Code: PDCAR0U170
USDA Plants Symbol: SIOR3
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
changed from 2.3 to 2.2 on 2013-01-22
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Sep
1500 - 2500 meters
4920 - 8205 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Potentially threatened by logging, vehicles, and road/trail maintenance. Possibly threatened by grazing and recreational activities. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 10:343 (1875) for original description, and University of Washington Publications in Biology 13:29 (1947) for taxonomic treatment.
Total Occurrences: 32
Element Occurrence Ranks:
1 14 2 1 0 14
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 9
Recent <=20 Years 23
Presumed Extant 32
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alpine (ALP), Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Mono (MNO), Shasta (SHA), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ambrose Valley (4112027), Davis Creek (4112063), Eagle Peak (4112032), Emerson Peak (4112022), Fredonyer Peak (4012065), Hermit Butte (4112037), Likely (4112025), Manzanita Lake (4012155), Mount Dana (3711982), Pickel Meadow (3811935), Shinn Mtn. (4012062), Sonora Pass (3811936), Soup Creek (4112033), Warren Peak (4112042)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads