White Campion - Silene latifolia
Medium to tall, stickily hairy plant, leaves oval lanceolate, the lowermost stalked the upper usually unstalked. Flowers white, 25 to 30 mm, in lax, branched clusters, the petals usually notched. Male and female flowers on separate plants. Calyx slightly expanded. Seed capsule with 10 erect teeth.
White flowered varieties of red campion, and the hybrid
Capsule teeth are erect
Arable and waste land, roadside verges.
May to October
Short lived perennial, sometimes annual
Common throughout most of Britain, scarcer in the west.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 410 of the 617 tetrads.
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