Silene armeria

Silene armeria

  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Silene armeria
  • Flower name
    Silene armeria
  • Scientific name
    Silene armeria
  • Aliasシレネ・アルメリア, Silene armeria, コマチソウ, 小町草, ハエトリナデシコ, 蠅取撫子
  • Place of origincentral and southern Europe
  • Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August

What is Silene armeria

Silene armeria , Sweet William catchfly, or Muscitri Nadeshiko (Scientific name: Stonene armeria) is a cold-tolerant annual plant of the family Caryophyllaceae, which is native to central and southern Europe. Some naturalized plants native to Europe are spilling and growing wild on the roadside. The leaves grow like a stalk and are opposite to the other. The mucus that comes out of the stem nodes sticks when touched, so small insects stick together, but are not carnivorous plants. In early summer, a large number of small five-petaled flowers of deep pink (sometimes rarely white varieties) with long calyxes are bloomed on the tip of the stem. The flowers are similar to Moss phlox (Shiba Zakura (Japanese), scientific name:phlo subulate), which is a different genus, but Moss phlox is not as tall.

Generic name: Silene armeria , Scientific name: Silene armeria, other names: Sweet William catchfly, Muscitri Nadeshiko (Japanese) , Origin: Central and South Europe, plant height: 30-60 cm, leaf length: 3-5 cm, leaf color: green, leaf shape: ovoid, lanceolate, leaf margin: whole margin, phyllophy: biomass, flowering period: May to August, inflorescence form: flower inflorescence, flower diameter: 1-1.5 cm, flower color: deep peach / white, calyx length: 1.5 cm.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Caryophyllaceae
  • Genus
    Silene
  • Species
    S. armeria
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecold-tolerant annual plant
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height30.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.5 cm

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