Pretty and low-maintenance, Silene dioica (Red Campion) is a semi-evergreen perennial forming bold clumps of spoon shaped, downy leaves from which emerge tall, rich green stems bearing delicate pink flowers. B
looming profusely from late spring to early summer, then sporadically until fall, each flower, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), features five deeply notched petals. Rich in pollen, they attract bees and butterflies.
The female flowers, borne on separate plants, are followed by seed capsules that will open when ripe to disperse their content. This wildflower makes a good addition to a rockery and is a great addition to a moist wildflower meadow.
This plant is useful.
This plant might be poisonous
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