Above: Bladder Campion on August 26, 2021.
Bladder Campion - Silene vulgaris ( Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive.)
Bladder Campion grows in sites that have full to partial sun with soil containing some gravel or sand. It grows from 8" - 32" tall.
Each white flower is about 3/4" wide and 1" long. The blossom consists of 5 white petals that are deeply cleft (resembling 10 petals). The flowers protrude out of a bladder-like calyx that is pale green to dull pink,
Other names for Bladder Campion: Maiden's-tears
For more information on Bladder Campion, visit Wikipedia.
Or, for information on Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris) visit the: Wisconsin State Herbarium.
Above: Vintage Bladder Campion botanical illustration circa 1918.
Above: USDA Bladder Campion botanical illustration circa 1913.
Above: Vintage Bladder Campion botanical illustration by Carl Axel Magnus Lindman.
Above: Starry Campion blooming in Nakoma Park. (7/14/20)
Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/8/19)