Silene colorata, here growing with Anthemis chia, is widespread in the Mediterranean area. In Greece it is common in sandy coastal habitats, olive groves and along roads, flowering from the winter until May. It belongs to S. sect. Dipterospermae in which the shoulders of the seeds are characteristically produced into wavy wings.
GR(IoI SPi Pe StE NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Coastal habitats
Presidential Decree 67/81