Red Campion, or Silene dioica

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Date:June 1946

Description:You will find this biennial or perennial plant growing in Staffordshire's woods and hedgerows.

Flowering between May and November, it can reach a height of 80cm.

This example was found growing in a sycamore wood behind Butterton church in Staffordshire during June 1946, by local naturalist Eric Edees.

He reported that the flowers were "deep rose red" and strongly scented.

About this plant

This plant is now cared for by staff at Stoke-on-Trent Museums.


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Source: Stoke-on-Trent Museums

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