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Bladder campion

Silene vulgaris

Silène enflé

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Bladder campion may be found under three different forms of reproductive organs: dioecious; plants having only male flowers or only female flowers, monoecious; plants carrying both sexes in separate flowers, and finally, the most common, the plants with hermaphrodite flowers or perfect flowers, flowers with the organs of both sexes (stamens and pistil).
Silene vulgaris is introduced since a long time.
In certain regions of Quebec it has the appearance of a native plant (St-Lawrence Valley).
Leaves "soap" as those of the Common Soapwort.
Its french common name "Pétard" (Firecracker) come from the sound made by the flower when pinching its opening, to imprison the air, before striking it abruptly on the back of the other hand
Bladder campion (Silene vulgaris)
Bladder campion : 1- Flowers
Bladder campion : 2- Buds
Bladder campion : 3- Inflorescence
Bladder campion : 4- Young  fruits
Bladder campion : 5- Fruits
Bladder campion : 6- Leaves
Bladder campion : 7- Flowering plants
Bladder campion : 8- Flowers
Bladder campion : 9- Colony
Photos of  Silene vulgaris