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Italian Catchfly (Silene italica)

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Silene Italica, or more commonly know as Italian Catchfly, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Silene. Its duration is biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. Silene Italica or Italian Catchfly's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the state of New York.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Silene
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I)




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