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Useful Temperate Plants

Silene colorata

Poir.

Caryophyllaceae

+ Synonyms

Melandrium intrusum Rohrb.

Silene bipartita Boiss.

Silene canescens Ten.

Silene pyrenaica Pourr. ex Rohrb.

Silene oliveriana Otth

Common Name:

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General Information

Silene colorata is an annual plant with an erect or ascending stem that often branches near the base; it can grow 15 - 60cm tall[
1548
Title
Flora Iberica
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.floraiberica.es
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Published in book form, the treatments of the various species have also been released on-line in PDF format. Records entered here are all from the on-line PDFs.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for use in commercial cosmetic preparations.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1548
Title
Flora Iberica
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.floraiberica.es
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Published in book form, the treatments of the various species have also been released on-line in PDF format. Records entered here are all from the on-line PDFs.

Range

All round the Mediterranean region, but not found in France nor in the Balkans north of Albania

Habitat

Rocky waysides, uncultivated fields, soily garigues, traffic islands[
1548
Title
Flora Iberica
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.floraiberica.es
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Published in book form, the treatments of the various species have also been released on-line in PDF format. Records entered here are all from the on-line PDFs.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.40 m
PollinatorsInsects

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally grow well in a sunny position in a well-drained but moisture-retentive fertile soil[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An extract of the whole plant is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[
1243
Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
].

Propagation

Seed - can be started off in spring in trays in a greenhouse and then planted out in late spring or early summer. Can also be sown in situ in spring.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2021-07-26. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Silene+colorata>

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