Authentic Wisconsin.  Bladder Campion - Silene vulgaris


 Bladder Campion August 26, 2021.

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,
Blooms June-Oct.

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.


Bladder Campion on August 26, 2021.
Bladder Campion on August 26, 2021.
Bladder Campion on August 26, 2021.

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Bladder Campion
Silene vulgaris


Vintage Bladder Campion botanical illustration circa 1918.


Above: Vintage Bladder Campion botanical illustration circa 1918.


Vintage Bladder Campion botanical illustration illustration by Carl Axel Magnus Lindman.


Above: Vintage Bladder Campion botanical illustration by Carl Axel Magnus Lindman.


Bladder Campion.

Other Campions:


Starry Campion in Nakoma Park on July 14, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.


Above: Starry Campion blooming in Nakoma Park. (7/14/20)



 White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 8, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/8/19)



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