Above: Starry Campion in Nakoma Park on July 14, 2020.
Starry Campion - Silene stellata
Starry Campion grows in habitats such as forests, river flats, and tall grass prairies.
Each flower is about 3/4" across, consisting of 5 white fringed petals and a light green calyx that is bell-shaped.
Starry Campion is distinctive from other Silene species with it's frilly petals and four whorled leaves. Also, the leaves are widely spaced along the stem.
Like White Campion, the Starry Campion flowers remain open during the evening, night, and early morning. They close-up during the middle of the day in with bright sunlight.
Other names for Starry Campion: Widow's-frill.
Above: Starry Campion whorled leaves in Nakoma Park on July 14, 2020.
For more information on Starry Campion, visit Wikipedia.
Or, for information on Starry Campion (Silene latifolia) visit the: Wisconsin State Herbarium.
Above: Starry Campion in Nakoma Park. (7/14/20)
Above: Starry Campion in Nakoma Park. (7/17/19)
Above: Starry Campion in Nakoma Park. (7/19/19)