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 Bladder Campion

Silene vulgaris

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify
Wildflowers - Mushrooms - Lichens & Moss ...found in New York

Bladder Campion
- Silene vulgaris

Maidenstears
Pink Family
Naturalized alien

Melon looking tubular calyx
5 deeply notched petals
3 styles are distinctive of the genus Silene
The similar looking Evening Lychnis - Lychnis alba has 5 curved styles

Leaves can be eaten fresh in salads.

Found: Roadsides, fields' waste places, garden "weed" - dry, well drained soil in sun
Height: 8 - 18 inches
April - Aug bloom time

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