Newly naturalized plant in Taiwan: Silene gallica L. (caryophyllaceae)

Yi Shuo Liang, Jenn Che Wang*

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Silene gallica L., an annual weed originally native to southern Europe to western Asia, was recently found to have been naturalized in the lowlands of northern Taiwan. It is easily distinguished from other Taiwanese congeners by having viscid-glandular pubescence and petals shallowly dentate or entire at the apex. A morphological description, line drawing, and photograph of this species are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
Number of pages5
JournalTaiwan Journal of Forest Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec


  • Caryophyllaceae
  • Naturalized plant
  • Silene
  • Silene gallica
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry


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