Silene Pendula. Pendulous Catchfly.

Class and Order:

Decandria Trigynia.

Generic Character:

Calyx ventricosus. Petala 5, unguiculata coronata ad faucem, Capsula 3-locularis.

Specific Character and Synonyms:

SILENE pendula calycibus fructiferis pendulis inflatis: angulis decem scabris. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. ed. 14. Murr. p. 421.

VISCAGO hirsuta sicula, lychnidis aquaticae facie, supina. Dill. Hort. Elth. 421. t. 312. f. 404.

114 Silene Pendula Pendulous Catchfly
No. 114

Grows spontaneously in Sicily and Crete; is an annual of humble growth, and hence a suitable plant for the borders of the flower garden, or the decoration of Rock-work, as its blossoms are shewy, and not of very short duration.

It flowers in June and July, and if once permitted to scatter its seeds, will come up yearly without any trouble.