Silene L.

14 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

Erect or ascending, annual herbs. Flowers in monochasia. Calyx tubular, 5-toothed, 10–30-veined, sometimes inflated. Petals 5, exceeding the calyx, usually 2-fid, with a long narrow claw and usually 2 scales at the top of the claw. Stamens 10. Styles 3. Capsule usually enclosed within the calyx, opening by 6 teeth at the top. Seeds numerous, reniform.