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Silene aegyptiaca (L.) L.f.

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Silene aegyptiaca (L.) L.f.

Common names: Egyptian campion, Turkish Catchfly [En], Silène d’Egypte [Fr], Mısır Nakılı [Tu]

Fethiye, MUĞLA ● Turkey

Distribution : Native to the Middle East. It is a common annual found in fields and disturbed areas throughout Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

Description: The plant can reach 15-20cm in height, and creates magnificent carpets of pink flowers in olive groves and orchards during the spring.
The flowers are pink with 5 petals. Each petal has two tooth-like projections at the top, and a notch in the base. The flowers are hermaphroditic, meaning they have both staminate (pollen-producing) and carpellate (ovule-producing) structures. The leaves are simple; there are two per node in an opposite arrangement. The fruit is a capsule containing many seeds.

Biology : Flowering from December to May

Habitat: road sides, fields, slopes.

Distribution: Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Israel and Palestine, Egypt.

References:
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research



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