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    • Silene gallica
    • Silene anglica
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    • common catchfly
    • Small-flowered Catchfly
    • English Catchfly
    • small-flower catchfly
    • Catchfly

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Recent observations

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What

common catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

joepb

Date

December 9, 2014 08:23 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

meurkc

Date

December 7, 2014

Description

roadside; abundant with grass, yarrow, hawksbeard; mainly white, some pink flowers

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

November 5, 2014

Description

Pretty little wildflower.

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Square

What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

November 30, 2014

Description

Quite a few of these around.

Photos / Sounds

What

Silene gallica var. anglica Silene gallica ssp. anglica

Observer

nzwide

Date

November 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

m_jon

Date

November 21, 2014 03:44 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

aunty

Date

November 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

savvy

Date

November 18, 2014

Description

I have seen this before, can't remember what the plant name was. Red and white flowers. At bottom of ditch.

Photos / Sounds

What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

m_jon

Date

November 2, 2014 12:35 PM NZDT

Description

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).

Photos / Sounds

What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

tylerbrummer

Date

February 9, 2014 10:46 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

philg-j

Date

December 31, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

meurkc

Date

December 21, 2013

Description

not sure about the species; growing on trackside on old landfill

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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