Species: Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

Family: Pinks (CARYOPHYLLACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: Widespread

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Pinks (CARYOPHYLLACEAE)

The plants of this family are mainly found in temperate regions, the best known members being pinks and carnations.

C. Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

This grey and white plant has wavy-edged white flowers with petals deeply cleft. The sepal tube is inflated to form a bladder. It flowers from May - September, and is generally found on lime, so has probably arrived in the cemetery via seagull or pigeon poo, the nearest place where it is common being the margins of Pagham harbour.

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Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion is a grey and white plant that has wavy-edged white flowers with petals deeply cleft.

Bladder Campion

The sepal tube of Bladder Campion is inflated to form a bladder.