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Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica
Photos: Co. Wexford

Small-flowered Catchfly
Silene gallica
CoireŠn Francach
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering June - September. Annual. Probably introduced.

Spike-like inflorescence, white flowers with notched, often red-spotted, petals and three styles. Lower leaves spoon-shaped, upper leaves narrow-lanceolate. Stems erect, branched. Sticky, glandular hairs. Height 15-40cm.

Rare, found on open, sandy, arable and waste ground.


Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica       Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica


Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica
Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica. June 2010

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