Silene stracheyi is a herbaceous perennial plant with slender, somewhat scrambling stems[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a soap.
E. Asia - Himalayas of India, Nepal and Bhutan
Open pastureland; at elevations from 2,000 - 3,500 metres[
]. Woods, at elevations around 3,000 metres[
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An exceedingly curious plant, intermediate between Siilene and Cucubalus, perhaps better referred to the latter genus[
The powdered root is used as a substitute for soap[