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San Diego County, California, US
Collection No. 13233: A. Williams, F. Leist, R. Brostrom, S. Tsiu, W. Dreskin; flowering, 1 plant, roadside
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...