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Silene conica L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Sand Catchfly

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Dunes & dune slacks
Grassland
Wasteland
Description of Genus

Annual or perennial herbs and occasion evergreen dwarf shrubs. The leaves are usually ovate or elliptic, either glabrous or hairy. The sepals are fused into a tube with 5 teeth. The number of veins on the calyx are multiples of 10. The fruit is a capsule.

Inflorescence of Silene conica
Gordon YoungFlower of Silene conica
Gordon Young
Habitat Notes

Coastal grassland.

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland and Wales. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May and June.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is pink in colour.

Chromosome Number (2N)

24

Latin Synonyms


Pleconax conica