Red Campion
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 27th April 2020 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Red Campion

Taken at Doonfoot on 30th May 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File


Taken at Ardmore Point on 20th October 2019 using Panasomic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at  Lamlash on 25th April 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at Ardmore Point on 27th May 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Fruit
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 22nd July 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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 Hybrid  Silene dioica x Silene latifolia
Taken at Barns Ness on 12th July 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Hybrid  Silene dioica x Silene latifolia
Hybrid  Silene dioica x Silene latifolia
Taken at Pow Burn on 26th May 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Hybrid  Silene dioica x Silene latifolia
Red Campion.
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Silene dioica.
Caryophyllaceae.
Herbaceous biennial or perennial.

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Roadsides, woodlands, and rocky slopes. It prefers to grow on damp, non-acid soils.
May to October.
The plant grows to 30-90 cm, with branching stems.
The crushed seeds of Red Campion are said to cure snakebites.
This flower is named after the merry Greek god of the woods, Silenus. The second part of the scientific name dioca means 'two houses' and probably refers to the fact that Red Campion plants are either male or female so that two plants are required to make one seed.