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Silene dioica (L.) Clairv.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Red Campion

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Hedgerows
Scrub
Description of Genus

Annual or perennial herbs and occasion evergreen dwarf shrubs. The leaves are usually ovate or elliptic, either glabrous or hairy. The sepals are fused into a tube with 5 teeth. The number of veins on the calyx are multiples of 10. The fruit is a capsule.

Flowers of Silene dioica
© Quentin GroomFlower and buds of Silene dioica
© David Price
Habitat Notes

Hedgerows, woodland and scrub.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

widespread (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May and June.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

France
Mélandrie rouge
Germany
Rotes Leimkraut
Sweden
rödblära

Latin Synonyms


Melandrium dioicum
Lychnis dioica