Family, Pink. Calyx, bell - shaped, swollen, 5-pointed, often brownish or reddish, sticky. Petals, fringed, on claws. Stamens, 10. Styles, 3. Pod, 1 -celled. Leaves, in whorls of fours, smaller toward the top, pointed, somewhat toothed. Flowers, conspicuous, large, 1 inch across, in a terminal panicle. Stem, swollen at the joints and viscid, from which property the English name catchfly is derived. Height, 2 to 3 feet. June and July.

A showy plant, sure to catch the eye of the stroller on hillsides, and well worth our attention. Hills and rocky banks. (See illustration, p. 67.)

Starry Campion (Silene stellata)

Starry Campion (Silene stellata)