Red Campion
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 4th May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
 

Taken at Baron's Haugh on 21st May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 10th September 2015 with
Nikon D5200 - 18-55mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment
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Red Campion.
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AKA:
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.