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

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Recent observations

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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.

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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

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Observer

philg-j

Date

December 31, 2013

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What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

meurkc

Date

December 21, 2013

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

tylerbrummer

Date

December 10, 2013 11:25 AM NZDT

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What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

tylerbrummer

Date

December 8, 2013 11:44 AM NZDT

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What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

tylerbrummer

Date

December 8, 2013 01:00 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

savvy

Date

November 23, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

common catchfly Silene gallica

Observer

bbi2

Date

November 8, 2013 06:03 PM NZDT

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What

Catchfly (Silene gallica) Silene gallica

Observer

tylerbrummer

Date

November 11, 2013 11:47 AM NZDT
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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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