Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Red Campion
Silene dioica
of the Pink family
a perennial or biennial
50 -10 cm high
blooms May - November
likes woods, hedgerows, waste places, ditches
can be seen along the banks of the Clyd

This flower is named after the merry Greek god of the woods, Silenus. The second part of the scientific name dioca means 'two houses' and probably refers to the fact that red campion plants are either male of female so that two plants are required to make one seed.