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Silene bellidioides

   (Family: Caryophyllaceae)
   
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.3 - 1.2m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Grassland
 
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Flower colours
 
White
 
Purple
 
Pink
Flower shape
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Scented in evening.
  Polinator
  The white flowers shine like neon lights at night and attract moths to pollinate them.
  Flower info
  Flowers in forking terminal inflorescence, all at about same height. Calyx up to c 2,5 cm long when fruiting, distinctly narrower at base. Corolla cream or white, 2--3 cm diam, opening
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
 
 
Leaf size 40 - 100mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  Greater part of stem ribbed, bearing well-developed lance-shaped soft stalkless leaves, up to 10 cm long x 4 cm wide, tapering to both ends.
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Very hardy, evergreen perennial herb widespread in southern Africa.
Tall, erect sticky stems and rosettes of leaves at the base.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Southern Africa
History EDIT
Uses EDIT
Traditionally it is used as a love potion.

This is an excellent addition to a sunny grassland garden.
Ecology EDIT
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