Meet The Campions

Red Campion Silene dioica

Red Campion Silene dioica

White Campion Silene latifolia

White Campion Silene latifolia

These hairy, five-petalled perennials can be found in hedgerows, on woodland margins, cultivated ground, roadside verges and waste ground. A native species it is common and widespread, and can be seen flowering from May to August.

Pink Campion Silene x hampeana

Pink Campion Silene x hampeana

The Pink Campion above is a hybrid of the White Campion (Silene latifolia) and the Red Campion (Silene dioica), which commonly occur where the two parent plants occur.

And as a comparison, see the Sea Campion below, which prefers coastal habitats.

Sea Campion Silene uniflora

Sea Campion Silene uniflora


June 2012, local woodland margins and field margins, Staffordshire, except for Sea Campion, Llandudno, Wales. ยฉ Pete Hillman 2012.

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