Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #41 Red Campion

Bradlaugh Fields 10th June Silene dioica

Having said on the pink campion entry that I hadn’t seen any red campion at Bradlaugh, there is at least one patch, on the very edge near Fulford Drive, as shown in the picture above. The flowers, to me, are not really red, but a dark pink, and they are of two kinds, as they produce different male flowers and female flowers, which are borne on separate male and female plants. The flowering period can be quite long and you may even see some red campion flowers in early spring or autumn months, but June is quite a peak period.

The plant supports quite a number of insects, including sandy carpet, twin-spot carpet, rivulet, lychnis and campion moths

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  1. Pingback: Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #42 Stinging Nettle | Visit Bradlaugh Fields

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