Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Silene gallica

Le silène de France
Small-flowered Catchfly

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

6-10 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

10-45 cm

Description

A plant covered in soft, sticky hairs, so much so that small insects stick to it.

Flowers

The 5-petalled flowers are pink or pinkish-white with a darker pink base (photos 1&2). The red, white edged flowers are a variety called Silene gallica var. quinquevulnera (photos 3&4).

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Linear to long, pointed, lower leaves with stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with brown seeds.

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