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Fam.: Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.      

Synon.:  Lychnis flos-jovis  (L.) DESR.

Genus:  Silene  L.,  Lychnis  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   CLAIRV.:  Joseph Philippe de Clairville (1742 - 1830), French naturalist
   DESR.:  Louis Auguste Joseph Desrousseaux (1753 - 1838), French botanist
 

Etymology:
   Silene:   Silen, Greek legendary figure
   flos-jovis:   flower of Jove
   Lychnis:   Roman plant name, from 'shiny'
 

Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove, F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Fig. 1:  Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove
F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove, F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Fig. 2:  Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove
F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove, F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Fig. 3:  Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove
F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove, F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Fig. 4:  Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove
F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove, F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016
Fig. 5:  Silene flos-jovis / Flower of Jove
F Col de la Bonette 8.7.2016

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