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Common name

English: Bladder Campion

German: Gewöhnliches Leimkraut

Mandarin: 白玉草 (bai yu cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Caryophyllales (112)

        Family: Caryophyllaceae (38)(family description)

          Genus: Silene (14)

            Epithet: vulgaris (Moench) Garcke (14)

Synonym: Silene wallichiana Klotzsch

vulgaris => common, everyday

wallichiana => in honor of Dr. Nathaniel Wallich (1786–1854), Danish surgeon and botanist who worked in India


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

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World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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