Silene gallica

Small-flowered catchfly                                                                 Σιλινή η Γαλλική

Caryophyllaceae - pink family                                                                    Dicot.


Found amongst the grass in moist, shady places in springtime, the small-flowered catchfly, Silene gallica, varies from pale to palest pink. The flowers are arranged in one-sided spikes of 10 or more flowers. There are five petals with central crown and rounded calyx tube marked with deep purple veins. The whole plant is hairy.

2-5.5cm, 15-40cm                                                              JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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