Uncommon. On disturbed ground.
recently cultivated ground
Appears pink to the naked eye but up close it is red veining that gives it the colour. A large amount of catchfly in the area around the school, and plenty of range in colour forms
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...