Callicott Student Park, across from Southwestern Adventist University. Keene, Johnson County, Texas.
Collected with Elizabeth Rosenauer (before she became my wife!)
roadside; abundant with grass, yarrow, hawksbeard; mainly white, some pink flowers
Pretty little wildflower.
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...