Fauna Flora Photography

Bladder Campion Silene vulgaris

A common wildflower found in meadows, forests and fields. Easy recognizable with its bell-shaped white/pink flower. The young shoots may be used as foot. Young leaves are served in salads while older leaves are boiled or fried.

Common Names

EnglishBladder Campion
FrenchSilène enflé


SpeciesSilene vulgaris

How to Identify

The bell-form shape of the flower is the distinguishable characteristic of this species.

Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris) - Champ des Possibles - 2015-07-18

Where and When to Spot

In summer, I see this flower frequently in meadows in different parks with large patches of meadows.

Last updated on 2023-12-15. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.