Photos: Co.Cork and Co.Clare
White flowers with inflated pinkish-brown cylindrical calyx tubes. Petals notched, overlapping. Flowering and non-flowering shoots are present. Small waxy leaves, narrow-oval. Mat-forming growth. Height: 8-25cm.
Coastal on cliffs and shingle, also found inland on mountains.
Similar: Bladder Campion, S. vulgaris. White flowers with deeply divided petals, not overlapping. Inland, sandy, open ground.
Above: Sea Campion. Poll Salach, the Burren Co.Clare. July 2008.