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Silene rubella L., it is an annual herb. Stems 20-60 cm, erect, simple or branched from the base. Basal leaves up to 5 x 15 mm, oblanceolate or subspatulate; the cauline ones up to 45 x 11 mm, ovate-lanceolate, pubescent, rarely subglabrous. Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Mar-Apr,   Vern:———-,   Phytochoria: MED,  Notes: Wild in Libya, weed in cultivated fields, and waste places

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Sirte Plains Jabal Nafusa
(15 km) from Benghashir, Sug El-Subat 1976 Sirte 2015, 2016 (3 km) from Gharian 1973  Gharyan (Sedrores Mountains) 2020
Al-Jabal Al-Akhder Ghat area
Gebel Akhder 1973  Mrawa, Shahat 1977 Ghat (Between Acacus and Tassili Mountains) 2004 Wadi Tanezzuft 2012


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1978) Flora of Libya,  Caryophyllaceae  Vol. (59) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
El-Ahmir, S.M., Mahklouf, M.H., Shanta, M.B., Abo-Jaafer, H.A. (2020) Floristic Study of Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan District-Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. Volume 8 / Issue 1. ISSN: 2348-7313., Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan 2020
Elsayed, N. (2016) Relationship between Vegetation and Soil Seed Bank at Protected Versus Unprotected Sites at Coastal Habitats in Libya. CATRINA (2016), 15 (1): 59-68. , Surt region in Libya 2016
Elsayed M. A. N. (2015) Floristic Composition of the Plant Cover at Surt Region in Libya. Catrina (2015), 12 (1): 63-71-2010 By the Egyptian society for environmental SCIENCES. Plant Cover at Surt Region 2015
Mukassabi, T.A, Ahmidat, G., Sherif, I.M., EL Mogasapi, A.(2012) Checklist and life forms of plant species in contrasting climatic zones of Libya. Biological Diversity and Conservation – 5 / 3 (2012)  , plant species in contrasting climatic zones of Libya 2012
Ahmidat, Gh. (2004) Study of the vegetation cover of the area between the Acacus Mountains and the Tassili Mountains (Ghat). Master Thesis. Department of Botany.College of Science. Sebha University. Libya. (In Arabic)