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Fam.: Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.      

Genus:  Silene  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   PERS.:  Christian Hendrik Persoon (1761 - 1836), European mycologist and botanist
 

Etymology:
   Silene:   Silen, Greek legendary figure
   italica:   from Italy
 

Basically Silene italica is looking as Silene nutans. The most striking difference is that its coronal scales in the middle of the blossom are absent or very small. Morever Silene italica is scenting intensely.

 

Silene italica / Italian Campion, F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Fig. 1:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Silene italica / Italian Campion, F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Fig. 2:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Silene italica / Italian Campion, F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Fig. 3:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Silene italica / Italian Campion, F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Fig. 4:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
F Causse du Larzac 16.5.2007
Silene italica / Italian Campion, F Clue de Chabrieres 12.5.2007
Fig. 5:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
F Clue de Chabrieres 12.5.2007
Silene italica / Italian Campion, F Clue de Chabrieres 12.5.2007
Fig. 6:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
F Clue de Chabrieres 12.5.2007
Silene italica / Italian Campion, F Causse Noir 28.5.2009
Fig. 7:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
F Causse Noir 28.5.2009
Silene italica / Italian Campion, GR Zagoria, Vikos - Gorge 15.5.2008
Fig. 8:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
GR Zagoria, Vikos - Gorge 15.5.2008
Silene italica / Italian Campion, I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Fig. 9:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Silene italica / Italian Campion, I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Fig. 10:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Silene italica / Italian Campion, I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Fig. 11:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Silene italica / Italian Campion, I Campo Imperatore 5.6.2007
Fig. 12:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
I Campo Imperatore 5.6.2007
Silene italica / Italian Campion, Croatia Plitvička 2.6.2006
Fig. 13:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
Croatia, Plitvička 2.6.2006
Silene italica / Italian Campion, Croatia Plitvička 2.6.2006
Fig. 14:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
Croatia, Plitvička 2.6.2006
Silene italica / Italian Campion, Croatia Plitvička 2.6.2006
Fig. 15:  Silene italica / Italian Campion
Croatia, Plitvička 2.6.2006

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