Silene pendula L., Sp. Pl. 418 1753. (Syn: Silene cisplatensis Cambess.);
Drooping catchfly, Nodding catchfly;

 


Avantipur on June 20, 2010- Kashmir;  Silene pendula from Kashmir – efloraofindia | Google Groups

 

 

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Caryophyllaceae Week: Silene pendula from Kashmir: Silene pendula L., Sp. pl. 1:418. 1753 

Common names: Drooping catchfly, Nodding catchfly
Cultivated
ornamental herb up to 25 cm tall, pubescent, branched above; leaves
opposite, ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, 3-5 cm long; flowers pink
to flesh coloured, in loose cymes, pendulous, 15-20 mm across; pedicels
shorter than hirsute 10-nerved calyx, latter inflated at anhesis;
petals 2-lobed, with scales at base of limb. 

Commonly grown as ornamental. Photographed from Avantipur, Kashmir on June 20, 2010


I don’t remember observing any Silene so far. Great to see your many many uploads of different Silene species.


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