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Silene noctiflora L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Night-flowered Catchfly









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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.

Cultivated land
Whole plant of Silene noctiflora
Dennis SkinnerA flower of Silene noctiflora
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Life History
UK distribution

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

Flowering Time

In flower during July, August and September.


The fruit is a capsule.


The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries


Latin Synonyms

Melandrium noctiflorum