Bladder Campion
Fact File
Taken at Snettisham on 14 th July 2010 with Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm zoom lens.




 

Taken at Skateraw on 18th June 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in
macro mode.
Fact File
 
Bladder Campion.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Silene vulgaris.
Caryophyllaceae.
Perennial. 
Habitat:
Blooms:

Feature:

Roadsides, arable land, and grassy slopes, avoiding acid soil.
White flowers appear from May to September.
Seeds ripen from July to September.
Silene probably refers to Silenus, the drunken, merry,
Greek god of the woodlands.
In Spain, the young shoots and the leaves are used as food.The tender leaves may be eaten raw in salads. The older leaves are usually eaten boiled or fried, sauteed with garlic as well as in omelettes.