Not Saponaria lutea...

Submitted by Lori S. on

But what is it? Seems to me like some sort of Cephalaria perhaps? The flower stalks are about 20" tall; the basal rosette is ~1" tall. The flower stalks have one pair of lanceolate opposite leaves, and there is another pair immediately under the inflorescence. The inflorescence seems to be somewhat sticky (judging from the unfortunate flies that met their fate there). Any ideas? Thanks.


Submitted by Boland on Sat, 07/09/2011 - 11:51

I would say it is a member of the pink family, not a Cephalaria.  However, beyond that, I don't know.

Submitted by Boland on Sat, 07/09/2011 - 14:14

Looking more closely, I can see its is a Silene... based on the 'caught' flies!

Submitted by Hoy on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 00:44

Special plant, but I would say that's probably not the greatest loss you've had, Lori ;D

Submitted by Lori S. on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 09:22

No, unfortunately, I've lost many other things that I regretted a lot more.  ;D ;D