1. any plant of the genus Silene
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  • Other nationally important terrestrial vegetation species include the early spider orchid Ophrys sphegodes, the Early Gentian Gentianella anglica, the Nottingham catchfly Silene nutans and Wild cabbage Brassica oleracea var. oleracea Dorset and East Devon Coast, United Kingdom
  • Lesser stitchwort, Stellaia graminea, has tiny white flowers with deeply divided petals while red campion, Silene dioica, is much more pink than red.
  • = -- The scales that are met with in some plants, either as excrescences from the petals, or as imperfect representatives of stamens or other organs, are occasionally staminoid; thus the scales of _Saponaria officinalis_, of _Silene_, Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • Here the silene rears high its head with fringed corolla of scarlet; and there the wild gooseberry dazzles the eye with a perfect shower of tubular flowers of the same bright color. Our Italy
  • Eleven plant species listed as threatened in the United States 'statutes are found in the park; Palmer amsonia Amsonia palmeri, goldenweed Haplopappus salicinus, Draba asprella var. kaibensis, plains cactus Pediocactus bradyi, scouler catchfly Silene rectiramea, phacelia Phacelia filiformis, wild buckwheats Eriogonum darrovii, E. thompsonae var. atwoodi and E. zionis var. coccineum, primrose Primula hunnewellii and clute penstemon Penstemon clutei. Grand Canyon National Park, United States
  • Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (creeping Jenny) to flow frontward, swirling in and around the silene. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories
  • The flower pictured in a photo caption accompanying the Science Journal column on Friday was a wild pink, also known as a Carolina pink (Silene caroliniana), not a rhodora, as incorrectly stated. Corrections & Amplifications
  • Vascular plants found in Mt. Assiniboine park include American alpine smelowskia Smelowskia calycina, Raynold's sedge Carex raynoldsii, Cusick's Indian paintbrush Castilleja cusickii, stalked-pod locoweed Oxytropis podocarpa, sub-alpine grassland Saussurea nuda and apetalous campion Silene uralensis attenuata. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Canada
  • The white campion, Silene latifolia (previously Melandrium album), is a common eudicot weed found in both North America and Europe.
  • As I sat in measureless content by the little flower bed, carefully slipping my pretty Bon Silenes and Catherine Mermets and yellow Sunsets and the rest out of their pots, and gently firming them in the ground, with plenty of water for refreshment, a cloud of the most delicious perfume brooded about me from a bed of white violets at the left, the hardiest, faithfulest, friendliest little flowers in the world. An Island Garden
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