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Last updated 2/14/2021 by David Giblin.
Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke[FNA5, HC2]
bladder campion

Publication: Fl. N. Mitt.-Deutschland, ed. 9. 46. 1869.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Silene vulgaris is less variable in North America than in its native Europe, where five subspecies are recognized on the basis of capsule size, petal color, leaf shape, and habit. All North American material appears to belong to subsp. vulgaris, although a few collections from sandy habitats tend to have unusually narrow leaves. Similar plants from Europe have been named var. litoralis (Ruprecht) Jalas and subsp. angustifolia Hayek."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Silene cucubalus Wibel[HC]
Silene inflata Sm.
Silene latifolia Rendle & Britten var. pubescens (DC.) Farw.