Catch Fly, or Campion, Silene, L. a numerous genus of plants amounting to 03 species, eleven of which are indigenous, None of these have hitherto been employed to any other useful purpose than that of serving as pasturage for cattle. There is, how-ever, one remarkable species of this plant, namely, the nutans, or Nottingham Catch-Fey, that grows on dry or hilly pastures and walls, produces root-leaves on short leaf-stalks, forming a close turf; and bears white flowers in June or July, which are eagerly visited by bees, and might, therefore, be cultivated with advantage, in situations where these industrious creatures are reared.