Taxon  Report   7621    
Silene vulgaris  (Moench) Garcke
Bladder campion,  Common campion, Maidenstears
Silene vulgaris
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Silene vulgaris
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Silene vulgaris
© 2009 Chris Wagner
Silene vulgaris, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Silene vulgaris
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Silene
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Oberna commutata
PLANTS: Silene cucubalus
PLANTS: Silene inflata
More information about  Silene vulgaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).