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catchfly:

see pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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In Edinburgh, the choice is between the Harebell and the Sticky Catchfly.
Spalding's Catchfly (Silene spaldingii) A member of the carnation family (Caryophyllaceae), Spalding's catchfly is a long-lived perennial herb with small greenish-white flowers.
Sow seeds of bachelor's button, calendula, California desert bluebell (Phacelia campanularia), California poppy, larkspur, love-in-a-mist, rose campion (Lychnis coronaria), Shirley poppy (Papaver rhoeas), skyrocket (Ipomopsis aggregata), sweet alyssum, and sweet William catchfly (Silene armeria).
He amused guests with some of the flowers' names, which included nipplewort, swine's succory and Spanish catchfly.
He thanked Lord Mayor Sir David Howard and the Corporation of the City of London for the birthday gift of seven botanical watercolours, and amused guests with some of the flowers' names, including Soapwort, Spanish Catchfly, Goldilocks, Swine's Succory, Nipplewort and Bastard Toadflax.
When the parasitic fungus Ustilago violacea infects a roadside weed called catchfly, casual observers might notice little difference in the plant.
In the Ion er sequences of the 1970s, "From the Rising of the Sun" and "The Separate Notebooks," Milosz ranges further to include reflections on his own ideas by a Greek-style chorus; quotations from odd works like Professor Erazm Majewski's Doctor Catchfly.
flax, Linaceae), Logfia gallica (daggerleaf cottonrose, Asteraceae), Rumex acetosella (sheep sorrel, Polygonaceae), Silene gallica (small-flower catchfly, Caryophyllaceae) and Trifolium angustifolium (narrow-leaved clover, Fabaceae).
Aiton; Starry catchfly, widowsfrill; Young successional slope woods in SW corner; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 17984.
Small-flowered catchfly, Silene gallica Endangered and facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in Wales having been lost from 86% of recently known sites.
TABLE 16-12 Perennials That Respond Well to Pruning USDA HARDINESS COMMON NAME SPECIES ZONE Autumn Joy sedum Sedum 'Autumn Joy' 3-9 Beebalm Monarda didyma 4-9 Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida 2-10 Boltonia, false chamomile Boltonia asteroides 3-8 Campion, catchfly Lychnis coronaria 2-10 Chrysanthemum, mum Dendranthema x morifolium Culver's root Veronicastrum virginicum 3-8 False sunflower, ox-eye Heliopsis helianthoides 4-9 Feverfew, tansy Tanacetum parthenium 3-10 Flax Linum perenne 2-10 Garden phlox Phlox paniculata 3-9 Gaura Gaura linheimeri 3-10 Goldenrod Solidago spp.
Some of the finest varieties have been bred from Lychnis viscaria, the German catchfly, a neat plant growing 45cm (18in) in height and spread with spikes of dark pink flowers.