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Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

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Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Other common names: Maiden's Tears, Maidenstears
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Height: 0.6 to 2.5 ft.
Blooms: April to August
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 10 or more parts
Location: Allegheny Highlands Trail
Date:  8/10/2003
Notes: Actually only 5 petals, but they are so deeply incised that there appear to be 10.
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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