Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica, CoireŠn Francach
Photographs: Co. Wexford

Small-flowered Catchfly
Silene gallica
CoireŠn Francach
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering June - September. Annual. Probably introduced.

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

Very rare, only found at a few, scattered sites in Ireland on open, sandy or gravelly arable and waste ground.

Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica, CoireŠn Francach

Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica, CoireŠn Francach
Small-flowered Catchfly, Silene gallica, CoireŠn Francach

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