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SAND CATCHFLY Silene conica (Caryophyllaceae)  Height less than 35cm. Upright, stickily hairy and greyish green annual. Found on sandy soils and mainly coastal. FLOWERS are 4-5mm across with 5 notched and pinkish petals; borne in clusters (May-Jul). FRUITS form within inflated, flagon-shaped capsules. LEAVES are narrow and downy.
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SAND CATCHFLY Silene conica (Caryophyllaceae) Height less than 35cm. Upright, stickily hairy and greyish green annual. Found on sandy soils and mainly coastal. FLOWERS are 4-5mm across with 5 notched and pinkish petals; borne in clusters (May-Jul). FRUITS form within inflated, flagon-shaped capsules. LEAVES are narrow and downy.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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