Melandrium intrusum Rohrb.
Silene bipartita Boiss.
Silene canescens Ten.
Silene pyrenaica Pourr. ex Rohrb.
Silene oliveriana Otth
Silene colorata is an annual plant with an erect or ascending stem that often branches near the base; it can grow 15 - 60cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use in commercial cosmetic preparations.
All round the Mediterranean region, but not found in France nor in the Balkans north of Albania
Rocky waysides, uncultivated fields, soily garigues, traffic islands[
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Species in this genus generally grow well in a sunny position in a well-drained but moisture-retentive fertile soil[
An extract of the whole plant is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a skin conditioner[
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.