Hybrid Campion - Silene latifolia x dioica = S. x hampeana

Description

Medium to tall plant, a cross between Silene dioica x Silene latifolia, it is fully fertile and vigorous, even replacing the parent plants. Flowers pale to mid pink.

Similar Species

Pale pink flowered varieties of red campion

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Intermediate in character to the parent species.  Very variable, and is often fertile so it can back-cross with one of the parents, producing a range of flower colours and other characteristics.  Flower colour alone cannot be used to identify the hybrid.

Recording advice

Either obtain confirmation from a County Recorder before submitting a record, or submit detailed images showing key features.  We recommend that you take and retain a specimen; the County Recorder may wish to see this for confirmation. 

Habitat

Anywhere that Red Campion and White Campion occur.

When to see it

May to October.

Life History

Usually perennial.

UK Status

Increasingly common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Increasingly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 32 of the 617 tetrads.

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Species profile

Common names
Hybrid Campion
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
5
First record:
03/06/2007 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
04/05/2017 (Mathers, Steve)

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