Silene gallica

Common name: 

Small-flowered Catchfly

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Victorian Volcanic Plain Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) naturalised all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Widely naturalized1

Flower description:

White to pink1

Habit:

Erect annual to 45 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Petals are entire or notched at the apex and the calyx is covered in hairs that are tipped with a gland1

Images:
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Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria