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Silene uniflora Roth

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Sea Campion









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Sea Cliffs
Mountain streams
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.

Silene uniflora
Quentin GroomFlower and calyx of Silene uniflora
Terry Joyce
Life History
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July and August.


The fruit is a capsule.


The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Latin Synonyms

Silene vulgaris Subsp. maritima