Bladder Campion - Silene nivea

This perennial may grow to half a metre. The white taproot and numerous deep penetrating woody branching roots make this a particularly hardy wild flower. The stems and leaves are light green to whitish with a waxy bloom. The bladder-like calyx has green to purplish veins and 5 short triangular teeth. This plant derived its name from early settlers who likened its flower's shape to the bladders of livestock. The flower is particularly rampant and pretty early on in its flowering stage.

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