Silene gallica L., Sp. Pl. 417 1753. (syn: Corone agrestina Fourr.; Corone gallica (L.) Fourr.; Corone quinquevulnera (L.) Hoffmgg. ex Steud.; Cucubalus sylvestris Lam.; Cucubalus variegatus Lam.; Lychnis vulnerata Scop.; Oncerum gallicum (L.) Dulac; Silene agrestina (Fourr.) Jordan & Fourr.; Silene agricola E. H. L. Krause; Silene anglica L.; Silene arvensis Salisb.; Silene bohemica Jordan & Fourr.; Silene candollei Jord. ex Guss.; Silene canescens Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene cantabrica Jord. & Fourn.; Silene cerastoides All.; Silene cerastoides var. anomala Ball; Silene chia Spreng.; Silene chilensis Cham. & Schltdl. ex Rohrb.; Silene clusii Hort. ex Fenzl.; Silene colorata Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene congesta Schott ex Steud.; Silene conica Geners. ex Rohrb.; Silene cruentata Jord. & Fourr.; Silene cuneifolia J. F. Gmel.; Silene distycha Webb; Silene gallica subvar agrestina (Jord. & Fourr.) Asch. & Graebn.; Silene gallica var. agrestina (Jord. & Fourr.) Rouy & Foucaud; Silene gallica subsp. anglica (L.) A. & D. Löve; Silene gallica var. anglica (L.) W. D. J. Koch; Silene gallica subvar bohemica (Jord. & Fourr.) Asch. & Graebn.; Silene gallica var. lusitanica (L.) Willk. & Lange; Silene gallica var. minor Ball; Silene gallica subvar modesta (Jord. & Fourr.) Asch. & Graebn.; Silene gallica var. modesta (Jord. & Fourr.) Rouy & Foucaud; Silene gallica var. quinquevulnera (L.) Mert. & Koch; Silene gallica subvar rosella (Jord. & Fourr.) Asch. & Graebn.; Silene gallica var. sylvestris (Lam.) Asch.; Silene glandulosa Bertol.; Silene glomerata Gay; Silene haenkeana Presl; Silene hirsuta Presl ex Mert. & Koch; Silene hispida Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene jucunda Jord. & Fourr.; Silene linifolia Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene littoralis Jord.; Silene littorea Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene lusitanica L.; Silene marginata Schott; Silene micropetala Ten.; Silene modesta Jordan & Fourr.; Silene myloptera Jord. & Fourr.; Silene nicaeensis Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene occitanica Jord. & Fourr.; Silene oliveriana Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene pachyphylla Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene parvula Jord. & Fourr.; Silene portensis Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene pygmaea Herd.; Silene quinquevulnera L.; Silene reflexa Moench; Silene rosella Jordan & Fourr.;  Silene sabuletorum Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene sardoa Moris ex Rchb.; Silene sciotica Otth; Silene semiglabra Jord. & Fourr.; Silene silvestris Schott ex Rchb.; Silene spatulata Larrañaga; Silene suboccultata Jord. & Fourr.; Silene sylvestris (Lam.) Gaterau; Silene tergestina Jord. & Fourr.; Silene transtagana Coutinho; Silene tridentata Ramond ex DC.; Silene undulatifolia Hort. ex Fenzl; Silene vernalis Poepp. ex Rohrb.);
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Macaronesia, W. Europe to Medit. as per POWO;
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Albania, Austria, Belgium, Baleares, England, Bulgaria, Corsica, Slovakia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Gibraltar, Andorra, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, C-European Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, Georgia [Caucasus], +Latvia (a), Japan (I) (Honshu (I)), Korea (I), Turkey (N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, SSW-Anatolia, SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia), Cyprus (C-Mountains, E-Cyprus), Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete, East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, Egypt (NE-Egypt, NW-coastal Egypt), European Turkey, Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley), Lebanon (Antilebanon, C-Lebanon, coastal W-Lebanon), Saudi Arabia (Asir), Sinai peninsula (C-Sinai), Syria (coastal W-Syria, NW-Syria, W-Syrian Mountains), Yemen (W-Yemen), Afghanistan (Nangarhar), Azores (Santa Maria Isl., Sao Miguel Isl., Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores Isl., Corvo Isl.), Madeira (Madeira Isl., Ilhas Desertas, Porto Santo Isl.), +Islas Selvagens, Canary Isl. (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, Hierro, La Palma Isl.), Cape Verde Isl. (Santo Antao Isl., Ilha de Sao Nicolau, Ilha de Sao Tiago), Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I), Oahu (I), Molokai (I), Lanai (I), Maui (I), Hawaii Isl. (I)), India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu), Pakistan (Peshawar), Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), Canada (I) (British Columbia (I), New Brunswick (I), Nova Scotia (I), Ontario (I), Prince Edward Isl. (I)), USA (I) (Alabama (I), Alaska (I), Arizona (I), California (I), Florida (I), Idaho (I), Louisiana (I), Maine (I), Massachusetts (I), Mississippi (I), Missouri (I), New Hampshire (I), New York (I), North Carolina (I), Oregon (I), Pennsylvania (I), Rhode Island (I), South Carolina (I), Texas (I), Washington (I)), Australia (I) (Western Australia (I), South Australia (I), Queensland (I), New South Wales (I), Victoria (I), Tasmania (I)),, trop. Africa (I), Zimbabwe (I), Lesser Sunda Isl. (I), Peru (I), Ecuador (I), Brazil (I), Jamaica (I), Chile (I), Haiti (I), Colombia (I), South Africa (I) (widespread), Lesotho (I), New Zealand (I), Chatham Isl. (I), New Caledonia (I), Lord Howe Isl. (I), Norfolk Isl. (I), Juan Fdz. Isl. (I), Bolivia (I), Argentina (I), Uruguay (I), Mexico (I), Guatemala (I), Costa Rica (I), El Salvador (I), Panama (I), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Herb for identification 290212MK03:

Please help me to identify this herb found on garden floor of Ooty, Nilgiris, TN. Could this be any Caprifoliaceae?

Date: 02 Oct 2011
Alt: c. 1800 m ASL

Leaves nearly 5cm longer and flowers are 1 x 0.5cm. The herb is c.15 cm erect from ground


Silene (Caryophyllaceae) came into my mind after seeing this!!


Silene gallica L. IBP


Thanks, …,

Yes, appears close as per

 

 

References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1 Lucid CentralFlora of Peninsular IndiaFoIGBIFberkeleyCalflora

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