Campion – Bladder

Silene cucubalus

Family Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Dunes, meadows, roadsides
Status Non-Native
Cycle Biennial/Perennial
Height 6-24″
Flower Flowers produce open clusters of white flowers each with 5 deeply notched petals attached to a highly inflated, smooth, bell-shaped sac which is about 1/2″ long and has a papery texture. Thread-like styles project beyond the petals.
Leaf Leaves are narrow and come in pairs, 1-3″ long. Leaves are stalkless and smooth.
Notes Stems are smooth but may be hairy and tend to recline on the ground with age instead of remaining erect.

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