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Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris, CoireŠn na gcuach

Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris
CoireŠn na gcuach
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Drooping white flowers with 3 styles and an oval inflated calyx, the cleft petals not overlapping. The grey-green leaves are oval and pointed, usually waxy and hairless but sometimes slightly hairy. Height 25-90cm

Found on open grassland and roadsides on sandy or chalky soil

Similar: Sea Campion, S. uniflora. Erect flowers, overlapping petals


Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris, CoireŠn na gcuach
Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris, CoireŠn na gcuach

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