Connecticut Plants
Starry Campion
Silene stellata (L.) Ait. f.

Starry campion can be identified by its fringed white petals. Bladder campion looks somewhat similar, but its petals are notched, not fringed. Starry campion is rare in Connecticut; the state has classified it as threatened.

  • Family: pink (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Habitat: open woods
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Flower size: 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Origin: native
Silene stellata (L.) Ait. f.
Silene stellata (L.) Ait. f.