Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Sea Campion, Silene uniflora, CoireŠn mara
Photos: Co. Cork and the Burren, Co. Clare

Sea Campion
Silene uniflora
CoireŠn mara
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native.

White flowers with inflated pinkish-brown cylindrical calyx tubes, the petals notched and overlapping. Both flowering and non-flowering shoots are present. Mat-forming growth with small, narrow-oval waxy leaves. Height 8-25cm.

Coastal on cliffs and shingle, also found inland on mountains.

Similar: Bladder Campion, S. vulgaris. Divided petals, not overlapping

Sea Campion, Silene uniflora, CoireŠn mara

Sea Campion, Silene uniflora, CoireŠn mara
Sea Campion, Silene uniflora, CoireŠn mara

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