Flora of Northern Ireland
Silene dioica
© Fiona McCrory
Silene dioica
© Paul Hackney
Silene dioica
© Paul Hackney
Silene dioica
(Map updated: March 2008)
Silene dioica
© Paul Hackney
 

An herbaceous perennial with an attractive pink flower, up to about 2 ft (60 cm) tall, occurring on sea cliffs, woods and hedge banks; absent from many parts of Co. Down and Co. Armagh.

Lychnis dioica is an alternative name.

All names: Silene dioica (L.) Clairv.; Lychnis dioica L.; Melandrium dioicum (L.) Coss. & Germ.; Melandrium rubrum (Weigel) Garcke