Silene

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Silene
White campion close 700.jpg
Silene latifolia (white campion)
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Faimily: Caryophyllaceae
Subfaimily: Caryophylloideae
Tribe: Sileneae
Genus: Silene
L.
Species

Aboot 300 species, see text.

Silene is a genus o flouerin plants in the faimily Caryophyllaceae. Common names include campion (which is shared wi the relatit genus Lychnis) an catchflee.

Reid campion (S. dioica) an white campion (S. latifolia) are common wildflouers throughoot Europe an elsewhaur. Thay readily hybridise tae produce plants wi paler pink flouers. The moss campion is common in the Arctic.

Silene species are uised as fuid plants bi the larvae o mony lepidopterans.