Silene gallica

Common Name:

Small-flowered Catchfly

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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Widely naturalized 1

Flower Description:

White to pink 1


Erect annual to 45 cm high 1

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 gland 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA Flora NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:



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