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(First upload on July 14 2009. Last on July 23 2017) [ 日本語 | English ]

Silene armeria L.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Silene L. (マンテマ)
Mushitorinadeshiko (ムシトリナデシコ, 虫取撫子), sweet William catchfly
コマチソウ/ハエトリナデシコ
Lifeform: biennial forb as a weed (雑草)
Distribution: Native to Europe (extotic to Japan)
Habitat: ruderal grasslands

→ flora on Mount Koma, Mount Usu

Stem develops sticky sap that had been considered to catch fly. However, it is not true, and thus this species is not a carnivorous plant. Mushitori means 'catch fly'.
f. albiflora Matevski et Kostad. (シロバナムシトリナデシコ)
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Silene armeria in Hokkaido


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[1] on the trail near the parking lot on Mount Koma on July 9 2009. The plant has established only on the trails. The sticky sap might protect from ant. Now (that means year 2009) it is common on the 2000 Crater of Mount Usu. [2/3] at a riverside on Satsunai River, eastern Hokkaido, on June 26 2013.

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[4/5] at a roadside, N27/E2, East Ward, Sapporo, on June 29 2016,

f. albiflora

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[1/2] on the trail near the parking lot on Mount Koma on July 7 2017.

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