Silene, in Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Weedy annual or perennial. Leaves opposite at swollen stem nodes. Five pale petals.

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Silene burchellii photo © Mike Plagens

Slender herb with grass-like, opposite leaves and with pale lavender blooms. Leaves opposite.

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Strapwort, Corrigiola litoralis, photo © Michael Plagens

Low-growing herb resembling chickweed with small pale flowers and opposite linear leaves.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 17 July 2017.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya because I am new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn them I am teaching myself, sharing with others and happy to receive feedback from web site visitors.