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Silene bellidioides

   (Family: Caryophyllaceae)
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.3 - 1.2m
Rarity Status:
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Grassland
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
Flower shape
  Flower scent EDIT
  Scented in evening.
  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
  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
Traditionally it is used as a love potion.

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