Lobel's catchfly

noun

Lo·​bel's catchfly
ˈlōbəlz-
: a European annual herb (Silene armeria) with hollow stems and deep rose flowers that is adventive in eastern North America

called also flybane, garden catchfly, sweet william catchfly

Word History

Etymology

after Matthias de Lobel

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“Lobel's catchfly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lobel%27s%20catchfly. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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