Flora of Northern Ireland
Silene vulgaris
© Roy Anderson
Silene vulgaris
(Map updated: March 2008)

A handsome white-flowered campion with inflated and bladder-like calyx which grows in waste places, old railway lines, roadsides etc.

Closely related to the sea campion (Silene uniflora) but usually easily distinguished from it.

All names: Silene vulgaris Garcke; Silene cucubalus Wibel