Silene viscaria  
Family: Caryophyllaceae
clammy campion, German catchfly, sticky catchfly
[Lychnis viscaria L.]
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Kurt Stüber  
Etymology: Silene: probably from Greek sialon, "saliva," referring to gummy exudation on stems, and/or named for Silenus, intoxicated foster-father of Bacchus (god of wine) who was covered with foam, much like the glandular secretions of many species of this genus.
Plants: perennial forb
Flowers: sepals tubular, the lobes much shorter than tube
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Silene viscaria image
Botanical Illustration  
Silene viscaria image
Kurt Stüber  
Silene viscaria image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Silene viscaria image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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