Sea Campion

Silene uniflora

Sea Campion (Silene uniflora)

The Sea Campion is a loose, scrambling plant which produces distinct white flowers with conspicuously veined sepals joined into an inflated tube. The leaves are green, hairless and waxy, and some remain green throughout the winter.

Sea Campion (Silene uniflora)

It flowers March to October. Discovered in coastal habitats such as shingle banks, sand dunes and cliffs, and also inland on high mountains. Widespread and locally common, the Sea Campion varies its growth form according to its environment.


June 2012, Llandudno, Wales. Nikon Coolpix P500. © Pete Hillman 2012.

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