Egyptian Campion

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Common name: Egyptian Campion
Hebrew name: צפורנית מצרית
Latin Name: Silene aegyptiaca
Habitat: Light Soils
Height: 40 cm
Distribution: Golan, Hermon, Gallilee, Upper Jordan valley, Northern valleys, Carmel, Samarian mountains, Samarian desert, Judean mountains, Sharon, Shefela, Negev hills and Eilat.
Flowering: February – March
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Type: Pink/Purple
Protected: No
Notes:  Forms pink carpets in almond and olive groves