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NIGHT-FLOWERING CATCHFLY Silene noctiflora (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 60cm. Stickily hairy annual of arable fields, mainly on chalk or sandy soils. FLOWERS recall those of White Campion. However, petals are pinkish above, yellowish below and inrolled by day, opening at night, when they are scented (May-Jul). FRUITS are capsules with 6 reflexed teeth. LEAVES are ovate. STATUS-Local and declining.
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NIGHT-FLOWERING CATCHFLY Silene noctiflora (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 60cm. Stickily hairy annual of arable fields, mainly on chalk or sandy soils. FLOWERS recall those of White Campion. However, petals are pinkish above, yellowish below and inrolled by day, opening at night, when they are scented (May-Jul). FRUITS are capsules with 6 reflexed teeth. LEAVES are ovate. STATUS-Local and declining.

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Date: 17 Jul 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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