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common catchfly
Silene gallica
Silene gallica
common catchfly Pink Family
Silene gallica Caryophyllaceae
common names
  common catchfly
  small-flowered catchfly
  windmill pink
accepted scientific name
  Silene gallica L.
rules for finding collection records
  Silene gallica (85)
family name
  • Caryophyllaceae
Image Author: ©2007 Luigi Rignanese
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is 0.2 to 0.3 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of December thru end of August
Native to Eurasia and North Africa. Naturalized in Hawaii.

How Likely at this Location (20%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Silene gallica   L.   (TSN: 20067, Index: 712)

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