Species: White Campion (Silene alba)

Family: Pinks (CARYOPHYLLACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

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. White Campion (Silene alba)

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

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White Campion

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