Connecticut Plants
Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke

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.

  • Synonyms: Silene cucubalus
  • 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
Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke
Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke