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Dark Catchfly

Silene fuscata     Fr: Silène brun-verdâtre

 Catchfly Dark photo catchfly-fuscata0068b.jpg

This low, tufted flower is densely hairy and sticky. The ones we photographed, in two separate places, were about 15 cm high.

Flowers. Feb-May

Flower. The 5 pink petals, 10 mm diameter, are separate, and seemed to be asymmetrically arranged most of the time.

Leaves. The stem leaves are opposite pairs, 10 mm long.

Habitat. Fields and cultivated land.

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