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Silene gallica

Le silène de France
Small-flowered Catchfly

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white,

pink

Flower size

6-10 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

10-45 cm

Description

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

Flowers

The 5-petalled flowers are white or pink with a crimson spot at the petal base.

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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