Silene regia: Royal Catchfly

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Silene regia is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common name royal catchfly. It is native to the central United States.

This plant is native to the tallgrass prairie of the American Midwest. It occurs in grassland and woodland. It has been found on roadsides and outcrops, and in pastures. It is found in open, sunny spots.

The main threat to the species is the loss of habitat to agricultural use. Its native prairie habitat has been reduced so that now the plant mainly grows on roadsides and rights-of-way.

Photo: Georgia Perimeter CollegeAtlantaGA [20060419]

Source: Wikipedia

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