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Mountain Flower

February 22, 2018
contest: Mountain flowers
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Silene vulgaris, commonly called bladder campion, is native to Europe, northwestern Africa, Asia, but has escaped cultivation and naturalized over time in North America from Newfoundland to British Columbia south to Georgia, Arkansas, New Mexico and California. It is a weedy herbaceous perennial that is typically found in the wild along roadsides, mountains area. Plants are glaucous and deeply taprooted. They grow to 12-18” tall on upright stems clad with lanceolate to oblong leaves (to 3” long) that often clasp the stem. White flowers bloom in clusters from spring to mid-summer. Each flower (to 1” across) has 5 deeply notched white petals and a prominently veined, greenish-pink, bladder-like calyx. This species is distinguished from other genus plants by this swollen calyx which is referred to in its common name. Silene vulgaris is synonymous with Silene cucubalus.

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10 comments from 10 voubsters
Rucksana Shanta   Just wow..
March 6, 2018 05:18:12 PM UTC
Aalo Moni   Nice picture
March 6, 2018 03:16:49 PM UTC
Naim Ariyan   It was a great capture..
March 6, 2018 01:19:57 PM UTC
afroza mou   nice capture..
1 March 6, 2018 11:34:36 AM UTC
Kamal Uddin   Beautiful
March 6, 2018 11:10:06 AM UTC
Reshma Begum   Nice.
February 26, 2018 07:12:49 PM UTC
Asaf Ud Daula   Excellent
February 24, 2018 04:57:22 PM UTC
MD Saphayet Islam   Very nice
February 24, 2018 04:45:28 PM UTC
Azim Khan Ronnie   10
February 23, 2018 07:57:11 PM UTC
Luana Popa   Very nice :)
February 22, 2018 02:35:55 PM UTC
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