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Silene vallesia

Silene vallesia, common name Valais catchfly, is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae.

Description[edit]

Silene vallesia can reach a height of 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in). It is a perennial pubescent sticky plant with ascending flowering stems. Leaves are oblong-lanceolate, opposite, gradually smaller, 1–3 centimetres (0.39–1.2 in) long. Inflorescence is a raceme with only 1-3 flowers, 2–2.5 centimetres (0.79–0.98 in) long. The petals are pale pink, bifid, with deep oval lobes. Flowers bloom from June to August.

Distribution[edit]

This species is widespread throughout the western Alps to Apennines.

Habitat[edit]

This plant grows in rocky areas, rocky pastures and slopes at elevation of 900–2,500 metres (3,000–8,200 ft) above sea level.

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