Red campion

Silene dioica

  • Red campion
  • Red campion
  • Flower name
    Red campion
  • Scientific name
    Silene dioica
  • AliasRed campion, Silenedioica, シレネ ディオイカ, ヒロハノマンテマ, マツヨイセンノウ, フウリンカ
  • Place of originEurope and Asia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Garden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Red campion

Red campion( scientific name: Silene dioica)is an evergreen to perennial plant in the genus Silene of the family Caryophyllaceae, native to Europe and Asia. There are sticky hairs on the leaves and stems. The stems are branched and produce numerous pink to red flowers. There is no fragrance in the flowers. It is a separate strain, with ten stamens and sepals on each male flower. The female flower has five flower columns and 20 calyxes. It increases with sprouts. It is used for ground cover, cut flowers, and the flowers and leaves are edible as herbs.

Generic name : Red campion, Scientific name : Silene dioica, Place of Origin : Europe - Asia, Type of Life : Evergreen - Perennial, Flower Color : Pink - Red.


  • Order
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Caryophyllaceae
  • Genus
    Silene
  • Species
    S. dioica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeevergreen to perennial plant
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height25.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.5 cm

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