Silene asterias
Starry Catchfly
Caryophyllaceae or Carnation Family
18 to 24 inches tall - rose-red
Full sun to part shade
Ordinary garden soil
Early Summer
Propagate by seed or cutting (easy)
Photos by Jane Hendrix

True to its name, Starry Catchfly does "catch" flies. Its stem is very sticky - like flypaper. Any insect that lands on it is stuck there for the rest of its short life!