Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Silene colorata

Silene colorata Cloven petalled campion

This beautiful pink plant covers olive groves, scrubland and verges in swathes from January to June. There are over 700 species of Silene worldwide, and over 30 species in Andalucia alone.  This one is native to the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.
This photo of a white form of Silene colorata was taken in 2007.