Silene gallica

Silene gallica in Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Among weeds adjacent to a maize field, Eldoret, Kenya. July 2014.

A common weed of temperate regions through much of the world. This, among many plants native to Eurasia, was likely introduced to Kenya by colonists who brought traditional crops, and inadvertently, weed seeds.

Silene, in Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Caryophyllaceae -- Pink Family

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Kenya Natural History

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