Rose Campion - Silene coronaria

Alternative names
Lychnis coronaria

An attractive plant with silver woolly leaves and bright magenta flowers.

Identification difficulty

Casual garden escape that may establish in waste places or on disturbed ground.

When to see it

Flowers July to September.

Life History

Hardy short lived perennial.

UK Status

Widespread but infrequent casual in Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon casual in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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