Silene colorata Poir.

Silene colorata Poir.


    • =Silene bipartita Desf.
    • =Silene leucophaea Sm.

    Taxon info

    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.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; Athens: Hellenic Botanical Society. p. 332


    (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






    Coastal habitats, Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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