Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion
Silene latifolia
Silene latifolia has, as they say, "been the subject of several taxonomic revisions".  Don't get me started about taxonomists, God bless them.  Here's what I think!

This is a fairly recognizable plant, with the "bladder" right below the flower.  It's a common plant in disturbed areas, which is often true of non-native plants.

The bladder
The plant itself is not very showy
One of the confusing taxonomic features is the number of styles. This plant has five.
Five deeply cleft petals

No comments:

Post a Comment