Species: Red Campion (Silene dioica)


Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

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


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

C. Red Campion (Silene dioica)

Our native red campion begins flowering in March, but leave well alone, for 'If you pick red campion your father will die and if you pick white campion your mother will die', says an old folk adage.


Red Campion

Red Campion flowers from very early March in the Cemetery, its petals a mere suggestion of pink atop the hairy flower pod.

Red Campion

Our native Red Campion begins flowering in March