roadside; abundant with grass, yarrow, hawksbeard; mainly white, some pink flowers
Pretty little wildflower.
Quite a few of these around.
I have seen this before, can't remember what the plant name was. Red and white flowers. At bottom of ditch.
There are lots of these catchflies in flower through Cracroft Reserve.
I haven't IDed the species yet (ID please until I get the chance or someone beats me to it).
Silene gallica is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by several common names, including common catchfly, small-flowered catchfly, and windmill pink. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but it can be found throughout much of the temperate world as a common roadside weed. It is an annual herb growing up to 40 or 45 centimeters tall, its branching stem coated in long, curling hairs and shorter, glandular hairs. The lance-shaped...