Live Oak/Chaparral habitat.
10 cm., white/pink, SW, no predation.
7-8" tall, pink-white flowers
This weedy Silene likes to grow around the Presidio. It has a sticky stem.
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...