In Edinburgh, the choice is between the Harebell and the Sticky 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
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.
Aiton; Starry catchfly
, widowsfrill; Young successional slope woods in SW corner; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 17984.
, 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.
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.
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iiaaee PRINCIPAL CHALLENGE iiooee IDIOPHONEME ooaaee CHLOROMANGANESE ooeeii PHOTO-ELECTRICITY oouuee COLOUR SUPPLEMENT uuaaee UNGUARANTEED uuiiee UNSUFFICIENCE aaeeoo PALAEETHNOLOGY aaooee THALAMOCOELE eeaaoo REHEARSAL ROOM eeiioo TELEVISION SHOW iieeaa PROVILEGED ALTAR ooaaii HOLOPARASITIC ooiiaa HONORIFICATA uuaaii MUTUAL AFFINITY aaiiee MALADMINISTERED aaooii LAPAROTOMIZING eeaauu PEPPER-AND-SALT FUNDUS eeooii ELECTROTONICITY iieeoo WINNIE THE POOH ooeeaa MOOSE-HEAD PLANT ooiiee HONORIFICENCE uueeaa RUKUT-BEEJ-DANA
Just four of these are found in Wales -cornflower, red-hemp nettle, shepherd's needle and small-flower catchfly
,found in just a few fields in Denbighshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire (and yet these plants would never have existed without arable farming).
In February 1995, Biodiversity Legal Foundation (BLF) filed a petition to list the Spalding's Catchfly
as an endangered species.
(Silene spaldingii) A long-lived perennial herb in the pink or carnation family (Caryophyllaceae), Spalding's catchfly
has small greenish-white flowers and foliage covered with sticky hairs (which accounts for the "catchfly
Many species traditionally associated with mixed farming systems have declined in Wales, such as the yellowhammer and tree sparrow, and specialist arable plants such as weasel's-snout and small-flowered catchfly
have also seen a dramatic decline in their numbers.