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.

    Identification difficulty
    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map