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Silene vulgaris  (Moench) Garcke
Bladder campion,   Common campion
Silene vulgaris is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSOberna commutata
JEF + PLANTSSilene cucubalus
PLANTSSilene inflata
Information about  Silene vulgaris from other sources

[Wikipedia] Europe, Asia, Africa Native, Gastronomy: Silene vulgaris, the bladder campion[2] or maidenstears,[3] is a plant species of the genus Silene of the family Caryophyllaceae. It is native to Europe, temperate Asia and northern Africa and has been introduced to other parts of the world, particularly North America.[1] It is widespread in North America, where it is a common wildflower in meadows, open woods, and fields.[4] Gastronomy Manchego cuisine; chickpea and Silene vulgaris stew. (Potaje de garbanzos y collejas) The young shoots and the leaves may be used as food in some countries of the Mediterranean region.[5] The tender leaves may be eaten raw in salads. The older leaves are usually eaten boiled or fried, sauteed with garlic as well as in omelettes. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).