Silene gallica L.

Common name

English: Common Catchfly, Windmill Catchfly

German: Franz├Âsisches Leimkraut

Portuguese: Cabacinha, Erva Ovelha, Gorga


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Caryophyllales (100)

        Family: Caryophyllaceae (35) (family description)

          Genus: Silene (14)

           Epithet: gallica L. (1)

Synonym: Silene anglica L.

anglica => English

gallica => of French origin


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Silene gallica at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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