Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Silene latifolia

White Campion

White Campion is a common wildflower that grows in fields, along hedgerows and roadside verges, and on waste ground. It flowers throughout the summer, but it’s actually at night when the blooms produce a heady scent, attracting many feeding moths.

"Silene latifolia, Riudarenes” by Josep Gesti, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0.

How to identify?

White Campion displays white flowers with five petals, each deeply notched and almost divided into two; its oval leaves and stems are hairy. In places where it grows alongside Red Campion, the two may hybridise to produce pinky or white blooms.

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Scientific Name

Silene latifolia

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