Bladder Campion, White Bottle
Height: 1-2' (30-60 cm) Flowering Time: Summer, autumn Flower Colour: White ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Caryophyllidae (Pinks Superorder) Order: Caryophyllales (Pinks Order) Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pinks Family) Genus: Silene (Catchfly) Species: vulgaris (common) ____________________________________
Silene vulgaris is an elegant wild flower, with thin stems up to 2' tall, but usually less, with waxy-looking greyish green pointed leaves. The flowers are in hanging clusters, and have five divided white petals with a frilly look, inside a translucent inflated pale green calyx with brownish veins. It grows in grassy places.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Outside (16 days)
Outside (168 days)
Seed Pod The seedpod is a capsule inside the calyx.
Seed The seeds are small dark brown commas. There are many seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has grey pointed leaves.
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