|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.