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Author Topic: Is this a Silene?  (Read 194 times)

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Is this a Silene?
« on: November 08, 2021, 11:45:30 AM »
Pic from the Peloponnese but no label! Help!
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Re: Is this a Silene?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 02:47:27 PM »
Looks like it is Silene calabrica.
John Dower, Frodsham, Cheshire.

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Re: Is this a Silene?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 03:43:23 PM »
Looks like it is Silene calabrica.
I thought it might be Saponaria  - perhaps  Saponaria calabrica!!
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Re: Is this a Silene?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 03:46:04 PM »
Petal shape looks wrong for Silene.
Maggi's suggestion seems a better fit.

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Re: Is this a Silene?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2021, 04:04:34 PM »
Yes, most silene have that notched tip to the petals - and the  foliage  in Johhny's pic looks hairy and sticky, too.
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Re: Is this a Silene?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2021, 06:20:42 PM »
Slip of the finger --- Saponaria it is. Thanks
John Dower, Frodsham, Cheshire.

 


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