Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Red Campion, Silene dioica, CoireŠn coilleach
Photographs: Co. Cork

Red Campion
Silene dioica
CoireŠn coilleach
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: April-August. Perennial, sometimes annual. Native.

Bright pink flowers, unscented. Opposite, sticky-hairy, broad-lanceolate leaves and creeping rhizomes. Height: 30-90cm. Hybrids occur with White Campion.

Hedgerows and woods, prefers rich, damp ground. Locally frequent in the north and east, rare in other parts of Ireland.

Similar: White Campion, Silene alba.

Red Campion, Silene dioica, CoireŠn coilleach

Red Campion, Silene dioica, CoireŠn coilleach
Red Campion, Silene dioica, CoireŠn coilleach

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