Silene vulgaris ssp vulgaris   Bladder Campion C DD N

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There are two sub-species of this plant but one, ssp macrocarpa, which is an introduction, only grows on the south coast of England. The rest are the common Bladder Campion. It is similar in colour to both Silene uniflora (Sea Campion) and Silene latifolia (White Campion) but immediately recognisable by the inflated calyx which often has the veins which you can see on the RHS photo. It is common throughout England, Wales and Ireland but uncommon in the north of Scotland.

Lane off Pensarn Beach, Abergele 4th May 2005

Added on 29th November 2005, updated 8th February 2012

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