1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume IV

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 aquaticæ facie, supina. Dill. Hort. Elth. 421. t. 312. f. 404.

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.

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Silene Pendula
Pendulous Catchfly