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Silene italica

Silène d’Italie
Italian Catchfly

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

14-20 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

to 60 cm

Description

The plant has a greyish appearance, covered in short, sticky hairs.

Flowers

The erect flowers with 2-lobed petals are curled inwards during the day, opening up in the evening. Sepals are purplish.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, pointed, opposite on the stalk, hairy, margins undulated.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 6 teeth.

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