Authentic Wisconsin.  White Campion - Silene latifolia


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

Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 8, 2019.


White Campion - Silene latifolia

White Campion is common in waste places and disturbed sites in both urban and rural areas.

Flowers open at night and release a sweet scent, attracting moths for pollination. They usually close (retreat into the calax) by noon or possibly later if it is cloudy.

Note: Male and female flowers are on separate plants. The male flower has a purple calyx (pod/sack) that is more slender than the female calax and it has 10 pale yellow pale yellow stamens that extend to or a little past the opening of the floral tube. The female flower has a calyx that is inflated, spherical, and green. It has white stamens that elongate and curl out over the collar of the floral tube.

Other names for White Campion: White Cockle, Evening Lychnis - Silene latifolia. In the United States it is sometimes known as bladder campion that should not be confused with Silene vulgaris.

White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna on June 8, 2019.

White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna on June 8, 2019.

White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna on June 8, 2019.


Above: White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna on June 8, 2019.


White Campion on banks of Retaining Pond on August 1, 2019.

White Campion on banks of Retaining Pond on August 1, 2019.


Above: White Campion on banks of Retaining Pond on August 1, 2019. Note: in bottom photo the White Campion has a purple calyx and pale yellow stamens which identifies it as male.


White Campion in Oak Savanna on September 19, 2019.

White Campion in Oak Savanna on September 19, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna on September 19, 2018.



For more information on White Campion, visit Wikipedia.

Or, for information on White Campion (Silene latifolia) visit the: Wisconsin State Herbarium. NOTE: This website refers to Silene latifolia as Bladder Campion which should not be confused with Silene vulgaris.


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White Campion
Silene latifolia (formerly Melandrium album)


White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna on June 9, 2019.

White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna on June 9, 2019.

White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna onJune 9, 2019.

White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savannan on June 9, 2019.


Above: White Campion White Campion in woods between Marion Dunn and Oak Savanna. (6/9/19)


 White Campion closed up for the day by Marion Dunn on June 10, 2019.

 White Campion closed up for the day by Marion Dunn on June 10, 2019.


Above: White Campion closed up for the day by Marion Dunn. (6/10/19)


White Campion on banks of Retaining Pond on June 12, 2019.


Above: White Campion on banks of Retaining Pond (purple male calyx and pale yellow stamens). (6/12/19)


White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 16, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna. (6/16/19)


White Campion on the banks of the retaining pond on June 17, 2019.

White Campion on the banks of the retaining pond on June 17, 2019.


Above: White Campion on the banks of the retaining pond (purple male calyx and pale yellow stamens). (6/17/19)


White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 19, 2019.

White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 19, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna. (6/19/19)


White Campion on the banks of the retaining pond on June 20, 2019.

White Campion on the banks of the retaining pond on June 20, 2019.


Above: White Campion on the banks of the retaining pond (purple male calyx and pale yellow stamens). (6/20/19)


White Campion by Marion Dunn Pond on June 20, 2019.

White Campion by Marion Dunn Pond on June 20, 2019.

White Campion by Marion Dunn Pond on June 20, 2019.


Above: White Campion by Marion Dunn Pond. (6/20/19)


White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 22, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna. (6/22/19)


White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 24, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna (purple male calyx and pale yellow stamens). (6/24/19)


White Campion by Marion Dunn Pond on June 24, 2019.

White Campion by Marion Dunn Pond on June 24, 2019.


Above: White Campion by Marion Dunn Pond. (6/24/19)


White Campion in Oak Savanna on June 24, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna. (6/24/19)


White Campion in Oak Savanna June 27, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna. (6/27/19)


White Campion in Oak Savanna June 30, 2019.


Above: White Campion in Oak Savanna (purple male calyx and pale yellow stamens). (6/30/19)


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