Silene sentence example

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  • Upon the highest summits are found Saponaria Pumilio (resembling our Silene acaulis) and varieties of Galium, Euphorbia, Astragalus, Veronica, Jurinea, Festuca, Scrophularia, Geranium, Asphodeline, Allium, Asperula; and, on the margins of the snow fields, a Taraxacum and Ranunculus demissus.

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  • In favourable situations and seasons some of the very hardiest, as Silene pendula, Saponaria, Nemophila, Gilia, &c., may be sown in September or October, and transplanted to the beds or borders for very early spring flowering.

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  • Sow in the second and the last week, on a warm border of a light sandy soil, with an east aspect, any free-flowering hardy annuals as Silene pendula, Nemophila, &c., for planting in spring; and auricula and primula seeds in pots and boxes.

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  • Of this nature are the scales on the petals in Lychnis, Silene and Cynoglossum, which are formed in the same way as the ligules of grasses.

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  • In some plants the stamens are perfected before the pistil; these are called proterandrous, as in Ranunculus repens, Silene maritima, Zea Mays.

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  • Catchfly (Silene) - A large family containing few showy plants, but with some of great beauty.

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  • Europe is the home of the Silene, though a few extend west to America, or east to Siberia, and a sprinkling is found on the southern shores of the Mediterranean and in Asia Minor.

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  • Cushion Pink (Silene Acaulis) - A dwarf alpine herb tufted into light green masses like a wide-spreading Moss, but quite firm.

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  • Alpine Catchfly (Silene Alpestris) - A very dwarf alpine plant, hardy, and beautiful when covered with white flowers in May.

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  • Silene Armeria - a showy annual kind with leafy stems of 12 to 18 inches high, bluish-green foliage, and dense clustered heads of white, pink, or crimson flowers from July to September.

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  • Silene Elizabethae - A richly beautiful and scarce alpine plant, the flowers looking more like those of some handsome but tiny Clarkia than of the Silenes commonly grown.

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  • Silene Hookeri - A dwarf and rare Californian, with downy leaves of two different shaped, trailing stems, and large deeply-notched rose-colored flowers 2 inches across.

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  • Silene Pendula - There are many garden forms of this fine biennial.

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  • Silene Pennsylvanica - The wild Pink of America is a dwarf plant, forming dense patches, with clusters of six or eight purplish-rose flowers, about 1 inch across, and standing 4 to 7 inches high from April to June.

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  • Silene Pumilio - Like our Cushion Pink in its dwarf, firm tufts of shining green leaves, though these are a little more fleshy and not so spiny.

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  • Silene Schafta - A spreading hardy plant from the Caucasus forming very neat tufts, 4 to 6 inches high, covered with large purplish-rose flowers.

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