Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​


Family: Pink
Genus: ​Silene

Campion, white or Evening Lychnis
​S. latifolia

Habitat: Waste areas
Blooms: July to October

​Height: Up to 90 cm
​Plant is covered in sticky hair.

Flower:  2.5 cm. Opens at night to attract insects.

​Plant is unisexual. Female flower (left) has 5 white styles; male flowers (below) has 10 yellow stamens. 

Campion, bladder
S. vulgaris

Habitat: Waste areas
Blooms: June to August

Height: Up to 80 cm

Flower: 10-20 mm inflated calyx (the "bladder") with deeply notched 1-cm petals.