Silene colorata - Pink catchfly

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Caryophyllales - Family: Caryophyllaceae

Silene colorata

Pink catchfly can be found throughout the Mediterranean region in many habitats from the coastal cliff-tops to the hills and mountains. During its peak flowering time it is a gorgeous sight and forms dense stands of bright pink flowers. It is a member of the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae).

Silene colorata, Algarve

Thesephotographs were taken in the Algarve, southern Portugal, during May.

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