Not so Simple Silene

Picture used with permission; Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Welcome to our website about Silene latifolia, commonly known as White Campion, one of the most fascinating and most studied plants! Silene latifolia is in the Caryophyllaceae family. It can be found in a wide variety of habitats in places like Europe all the way to North America. It can be a biennial or perennial. This species usually produces flowers by late spring. It is a short plant, generally only 1.5-3.5 feet tall.

White Campion is unlike any other plants. This plant is one of the only species of angiosperms to have males and females on separate plants. It is also a really distinctive plant because it can become infected with a fungal disease that functions as a plant STD. For more information on this, keep reading through our website!

 We learned so many interesting things while researching this organism and we have presented our findings on this website. Our website explores the topics of classification, habitats, adaptations, reproduction and interactions with other species. At the bottom of each page, you will find buttons to help you navigate through the pages.


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