Silene uniflora

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Sea Campion (Silene uniflora)
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Sea Campion (Silene uniflora) in Iceland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Silene
Species: S. uniflora
Binomial name
Silene uniflora

Silene maritima With.
Silene vulgaris ssp. maritima (With.) Á. Löve & D. Löve

Silene uniflora is a species of flowering plant in the pink family Caryophyllaceae known by the common name sea campion.[1][2][3]


Silene uniflora is a herbaceous perennial plant, similar in appearance to the bladder campion (Silene vulgaris) but with flowers generally solitary. It is generally prostrate, mat-forming. The leaves are linear, grey-green glabrous and glaucous in opposite and decussate pairs, the flowers white with five deeply notched petals, the 5 sepals fused and inflated to form a bladder.[1]:472[2]:32


Silene uniflora is a maritime species, almost confined to Iceland and the Atlantic and Baltic sea coasts of the Azores, Cape Verde islands western Europe.[4] In Britain it also occurs rarely in the mountains.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Stace, C. A. (2010). New Flora of the British Isles (Third ed.). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521707725. 
  2. ^ a b c Blamey, M.; Fitter, R.; Fitter, A (2003). Wild flowers of Britain and Ireland: The Complete Guide to the British and Irish Flora. London: A & C Black. ISBN 978-1408179505. 
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Life. "Details of: Sea Campion". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Den virtuella floran:Strandglim, Silene uniflora Roth". Retrieved 7 March 2017.