Thursday, June 9, 2011

Silene armeria, Sweet William Catchfly or None-so-Pretty

This half flat stood out as I walked through the greenhouse at the end of the day. You've gotta love the common names of this lovely little European annual native; it's a plant I ought to grow but never have. I've seen it here and there in the wild, it's naturalized throughout North America, and it seems to tolerate dry sites though doing a bit better in moister conditions. I suspect it would reseed on its own. I'll get some seed and try it in the bed by the street.

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