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Bladder Campion Silene vulgaris

Bladder Campion Silene vulgaris

Flores > Caryophyllales > Caryophyllaceae

Names in different Languages

EnglishBladder Campion
FrenchSilène enflé, Silène commun, Claquet


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.

How to Identify

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

Where When to Spot

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



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Last updated on 2023-05-06. 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.