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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Ornamental Silene for ID from Kashmir

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December 1, 2012
2:07 PM

Post #9347048

Pl. help in ID of this low growing species of Silene, barely 25 cm tall with small flowers about 6-8 mm across.

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December 14, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9358369

Adding cropped close up to help in ID

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January 11, 2013
9:09 PM

Post #9382479

Seattle, WA

January 11, 2013
9:57 PM

Post #9382492

I have tried to id this one but I couldn't find a good match. You maybe already knew that Lychnis is very closely related to Silene. Some species of Lychnis have moved into Silene or the other way around. So maybe you could do more research into Lychnis.

Just my suggestion. Hopefully someone comes along and recognizes it for you.

United Kingdom

January 11, 2013
10:19 PM

Post #9382497

Saponaria calabrica?
Seattle, WA

January 11, 2013
10:33 PM

Post #9382501

Rlalique wrote:Saponaria calabrica?

Highly probable that is indeed a good match. This one is tough to crack or maybe I'm just naive.


Beautiful, BC
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2013
12:35 AM

Post #9382511

That looks like a good match.

January 12, 2013
9:00 AM

Post #9382729

Thanks Rlalique, vngarden and growin
We seem to have found the ID.
I will confirm on my next visit in summer any way.
I usually take side view of flower, somehow missed in this one.

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