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A shrubby Silene is nearly as tall; and an allied endemic genus, Schiedea, has numerous shrubby species.Island Life|Alfred Russel Wallace
The corolla shows greater decrease in size in Melandryum and Silene, in diffuse light, though the relative form is maintained.
The country was at that time ravaged by a dragon whose lair was a great pond near the royal city of Silene.Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century|Estelle M. Hurll
Campion, kam′pi-un, n. the common name of plants belonging to the genera Lychnis and Silene.
It feeds on the roots of seaside campion (Silene maritima), July to September.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series|Richard South