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Silene gallica

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Caryophyllaceae > Genus: Silene

Silene gallica. In weedy area on coastal plain, Kleinmond Nature Reserve (Western Cape, South Africa). [photo H.Robertson, Iziko ]

An annual herb 0.15 to 0.45 m high. Native to Europe, naturalised in southern Africa where it occurs as a weed in disturbed places.