Muuuh Wildlife Photography

Bladder Campion - Silene vulgaris

A common wildflower found in meadows, forests and fields. Easy recognizable with its bell-shaped white/pink flower. The young shoots may be used as foot. Young leaves are served in salads while older leaves are boiled or fried.

Common Names

  • Bladder Campion (en)
  • Colleja (es)
  • Silène enflé, Silène commun, Claquet (fr)
  • Taubenkropf-Leimkraut (de)


  • Caryophyllales
  • Caryophyllaceae
  • Silene vulgaris

Where & When to Spot

In summer, I see this flower frequently in meadows in different parks with large patches of meadows.

How to Identify

The bell-form shape of the flower is the distinguishable characteristic of this species.


Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)

Beautriful bell-like blossom

Champ des Possibles, Montreal - 2015-07-18

NIKON D7100; 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 140mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f16.0; Iso 560;

For high quality, free available photos visit our profile on Unsplash.