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Silene gallica L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Small-flowered Catchfly

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Bare ground
Cultivated land
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.

Flowers of Silene gallica
Chris Pogson
Life History
Annual
UK distribution

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

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July, August and September.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Chromosome Number (2N)

24

Latin Synonyms


Silene anglica