Belongs to: pink family

Compare with: ragged robin

White campion Silene latifolia


Best time to see: mid May to end Oct

Key facts

A branching plant with large white five-petalled flowers, common along roadside verges and beside hedges

Flowers over a long period from early spring to late autumn; produces nectar at night, attracting moths

Hybridises with its close relative, red campion, producing pink flowers

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Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Tony Gunton