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Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris (Silene cucubalus)

This is one of several campions that were introduced from Europe. Bladder campion is recognized by the balloon-like calyx, pale green and veined with dark green or red, and its hairless leaves. The native starry campion looks similar but has fringed petals.

• Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
• Habitat: roadsides, fields
• Height: 8-24 inches
• Flower size: 1 inch across
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: April to September
• Origin: Europe

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.