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Fam.: Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.      

Genus:  Silene  L.
 

Authors:
   C.C.GMEL.:  Carl Christian Gmelin (1762 - 1837), botanist at Karlsruhe (Germany)
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Silene:   Silen, Greek legendary figure
   linicola:   growing between flax
 

The Botanical Garden of the University of Mainz (Germany) contains a small flax field in order to preserve the weeds that are specialized on flax, which have almost died out since flax isn't grown anymore.

 

Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 11.7.2009
Fig. 1:  Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 11.7.2009
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 11.7.2009
Fig. 2:  Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 11.7.2009
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 11.7.2009
Fig. 3:  Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 11.7.2009
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 11.7.2009
Fig. 4:  Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 11.7.2009
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 11.7.2009
Fig. 5:  Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 11.7.2009
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 11.7.2009
Fig. 6:  Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 11.7.2009
Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 11.7.2009
Fig. 7:  Silene linicola / Flaxfield Catchfly (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 11.7.2009

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