Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #35 Pink Campion

Campion near St David's Kingsthorpe in June

Nestling in the hedgebank among old bramble stems is a pretty pale pink flower with five deeply notched petals. It is clearly the same carnation family of plants as chickweed and mouse-ear, and looks like it might be a hybrid between white campion, which is quite scarce at Bradlaugh Fields (not helped by people picking the flowers, which I have seen done up on ‘scrub’ field by people who ought to know better) and red campion, which I’ve not seen here so far. Hopefully this one will be saved from picking by the brambles!

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