|Roadsides, arable land, and grassy slopes, avoiding acid soil.
White flowers appear from May to September.
Seeds ripen from July to September.
Silene probably refers to Silenus, the drunken, merry,
Greek god of the woodlands.
In Spain, the young shoots and the leaves are used as food.The tender
leaves may be eaten raw in salads. The older leaves are usually eaten
boiled or fried, sauteed with garlic as well as in omelettes.