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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Caryophyllaceae — the campions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants, of the order Caryophyllaceæ, type of the tribe Sileneæ.
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- n. any plant of the genus Silene
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While pricking one day through the plains of Libya he came to a certain city called Silene, the people of which were bewailing a dire misfortune that had come upon them.
Northern Atlantic species include Botiychium lunaria, Ophioglossum vulgatum, Gentianella campestris, Ligusticum scoticum and Sedum rosea with Arctic-Alpine montane species such as Silene acaulis and Saxifraga oppositifolia.
"Silene" is the title of his book, and thrilling is an adjective that can be applied to every chapter from the first to the last.
One of the most beautiful pieces of sculpture exhibited last year in London was the bas-relief of "Silene," shown at the Royal Academy by one of our leading women sculptors.
Molecular diversity and derivations of populations of Silene acaulis and Saxifraga oppositifolia from the high Arctic and more southerly latitudes.
Genetic diversity, breeding system, and population structure in Silene acaulis (Caryophyllaceae) in West Greenland.
Eleven plant species listed as threatened in the United States 'statutes are found in the park; Palmer amsonia Amsonia palmeri, goldenweed Haplopappus salicinus, Draba asprella var. kaibensis, plains cactus Pediocactus bradyi, scouler catchfly Silene rectiramea, phacelia Phacelia filiformis, wild buckwheats Eriogonum darrovii, E. thompsonae var. atwoodi and E. zionis var. coccineum, primrose Primula hunnewellii and clute penstemon Penstemon clutei.
Common species found at these altitudes include Delphinium cashmerianum, Glechoma tibetica, Silene longicarpophora, Potentilla fruticosa, and Nepeta spp.
Other nationally important terrestrial vegetation species include the early spider orchid Ophrys sphegodes, the Early Gentian Gentianella anglica, the Nottingham catchfly Silene nutans and Wild cabbage Brassica oleracea var. oleracea
A total of 900 plant species have been recorder in Aeolian islands, including 4 endemic species: Bassia saxicola, Dianthus rupicola, Silene hicesiae, Cytiscus aeolicus and Ophrys lunurata.