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SMALL-FLOWERED CATCHFLY Silene gallica (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 40cm. Stickily hairy annual of arable land and disturbed, mainly sandy, soils. FLOWERS are 10-12mm across, pinkish or white and sometimes flushed red at the base; in 1-sided spikes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are inflated capsules. LEAVES are hairy, upper ones narrower than basal ones. STATUS-Widepsread but local and generally scarce.
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