MWP Quiz 35

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MWP Quiz 35

Post by MWP admin » Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:04 pm

Lost in the archives and found to be something interesting (not a handicapped Silene colorata!)
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Post by robcar » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:37 pm

I think that it is Silene nocturna

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:13 pm

Congratulations - this was not that easy! Why it's called nocturna? Does the flower open by night?
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Post by MWP admin » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:40 pm

It is said to be a rather common plant but I only met it once (thus the photo)
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Post by robcar » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:14 pm

Even I only met it only once last year - it was growing in a patch of dust on the tarmac of our parking area at work :!:

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