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Sea Campion, Silene uniflora Family: Caryophyllaceae
Silene uniflora     *     Sea Campion

Flowering time: June - August. Perennial

Habitat: Usually coastal on cliffs and shingle, most frequent on western coasts but also found inland in mountainous areas.

Erect white flowers with notched, over-lapping petals and inflated pinkish-brown calyxes. Small waxy leaves form large mats of non-flowering shoots. Height 8-25cm

Similar: Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris. Drooping flowers with deeply divided petals. Arable land, open grassland and roadsides.


Sea Campion, Silene uniflora       Sea Campion, Silene uniflora

Sea Campion, Silene uniflora
Studland, Dorset. June 2006

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