Silene conoidea

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Silene conoidea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Silene
Species: S. conoidea
Binomial name
Silene conoidea

Silene conoidea is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common names weed silene[1] and large sand catchfly. It is native to Eurasia, and it is known in other parts of the world, such as western North America, as a weed. It is an annual herb growing up to a meter in height with a hairy, partially glandular stem. The lance-shaped leaves are up to 12 centimeters long near the base of the plant and smaller farther up. The flower is enclosed in an inflated, hairy, glandular calyx of fused sepals which is ridged with many veins. It is open at the top, revealing five bright pink petals.


  1. ^ "Silene conoidea". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 

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