Silene colorata   Pink Pirouette

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This is the same colour as Silene dioica (Red Campion) but so much more attractive and delicate. It is very common at the side of the road in many European countries but a huge patch right on the beach (large photo) in Italy shows that it will colonise any suitable habitat.

Silene colorata

Silene colorata Pink Pirouette

Roadside, Gozo, 22nd March 2005

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Silene colorata

Silene colorata Pink Pirouette with blue Alkanna lehmanii

Beach near Peschici, Gargano, Italy 23rd April 2009

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Silene colorata Pink Pirouette Silene colorata Pink Pirouette beach habitat

Roadside, Gozo, 22nd March 2005

Added on 1st December 2006, updated 8th February 2012

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