Silene nocturna L.
Native to northern Africa (i.e. Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), southern Europe (i.e. France, Portugal, Spain, Albania, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia) and western Asia (i.e. Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey).
widely naturalised in southern and central Australia (i.e. in many parts of New South Wales, in Victoria and Tasmania, in many parts of South Australia, in the southern parts of the Northern Territory, and in the southern and western parts of Western Australia). It was also naturalised in the ACT, but has not been recorded there for many years.
Mediterranean catchfly (Silene nocturna) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia and Victoria.
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