A total of 30 Silene species have been recorded in Jordan. They are generally characterized by pale-green, red-veined, balloon-like calyx; white or pink flowers with five forked petals (appearing like 10 in some species); hairy, delicate, jointed stems; and a pair of leaves at each node. Small insects can become trapped in the sticky hairs of some catchfly species, which gives them their name.
Mainly fields and roadsides of the Northern Highlands, including Irbid, Ajlun, Amman, and Salt.
Spring to autumn.