Bladder Campion

Silene vulgaris

Summary 3

Silene vulgaris, the bladder campion or maidenstears, is a plant species of the genus Silene of the pink family (Caryophyllaceae). It is native to Europe, where in some parts it is eaten, but is widespread in North America where it is considered a weed.

How to recognize it? 4

Fragrant white flowers clustered at branch tips. Waxy, bladder-like calyx with veins. Leaves are opposite and covered with a waxy white film.

Observations in Banff National Park 5

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