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Bladder Campion

Silene vulgaris


This perennial plant has grey-green leaves and foliage and can grow about 60 cm tall. The leaves are oblong to lanceolate and opposite. The flowers are nodding, the white petals are incised, and the calyx seems inflated like a goiter.


This plant can primarily be found along waysides, on meadows and fields, as well as on thin sites in woodlands and short grass meadows.

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Freya 9 years ago

Ah thank you! I did not know that :)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Interesting fact I found is these flowers deliberately encourage the visits of night-flying insects, for only after dusk (and on dull days) do the flowers expand to their fullest and give off their sweet fragrance.

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Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Germany

Spotted on Jul 27, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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