The ciliate herbs (Silene) form a species-rich plant genus within the carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). Some species in the genus are known as light carnations or pigeon goiters. The 600 to 700 species are mainly found in the temperate areas of the northern hemisphere.
Leaves exstipulate, not or only very slightly connate at the base. Inflorescences cymose, panicled, spicate, aggregated-capitulate or reduced even to a solitary flower; no calycine bracts Calyx tubular or dilated, 5 teeth, 10 main veins. Petals 5, with a long narrow claw and an entire or usually a bilobed limb.
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
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