Silene vulgaris

Common Name: 
bladder campion
Scientific Name: 
Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke, Silene cucubalus Wibel
Family Name: 
Caryophyllaceae - Pink Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and rhizomes
upright to reclining on ground with upturned tips, branching near base, round, smooth or minutely pubescent, glaucous
Stems of Bladder Campion
opposite, ovate-lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire, sessile or sometimes clasping, smooth or sometimes slightly pubescent
Leaves of Bladder Campion
5-petaled, white, petals deeply 2-lobed, sepals fused to form bladder-like tube with prominent veins, bladder dull pink to greenish-pink and veins colored; terminal clusters
Flowers of Bladder Campion
Flowers of Bladder Campion
Flowers of Bladder Campion