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Silene vulgaris

Silène enflé
Bladder Campion

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

12-16 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

20-80 cm

Description

Roadsides, waste ground.

Flowers

Flowers in lax, branched clusters, petals deeply notched.
The calyx tube is inflated, bladder-like, with 6 teeth at the edge of the calyx.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Elliptic oval leaf. Variable from linear to long to oval, opposite on the stem, fleshy.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 6 teeth.

Edible

Leaves and shoots: edible when young.

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