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Silene behen Linnaeus, 1753

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Silene behen Linnaeus, 1753
Common names: Hairless catchfly [En], Haarloses Leimkraut [De], Conejera cascabelilla [Es], Σιληνή η πορφυρή [Gr]

Psili Ammos, SAMOS ● Greece

Description: Herbaceous plant of 10-30 cm height, with erect, hairless, simple or branched stems.
The leaves are opposite, simple, lance-shaped to oval, hairless, slightly bluish green.
The flowers are white or pink, solitary or joined together in loose clusters from 25 to 40 mm. The corolla has 5 free, indented petals; the calyx has 5 whitish sepals with 10 brown red veins; 10 stamens including 5 a little shorter; 3 styles.

Biology: Flowering from April to June.

Habitat: Cultivated fields, fallow ground. Up to 1400 m.

Distribution: Southern Spain, Central and Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, widely introduced elsewhere.

References:
Cretan Flora




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