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Silene latifolia,
White Campion, Evening Lychnis, White Cockle

Scientific name:  Silene latifolia
Common name:  White Campion, Evening Lychnis, White Cockle
Family:  Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family or Carnation Family
Flowering:  July-October

Silene latifolia, White Campion, Evening Lychnis, White Cockle


Derivation of the botanical name:
Silene, probably from Greek sialon, "saliva," referring to gummy exudation on stems, and/or named for Silenus, intoxicated foster-father of Bacchus (god of wine) who was covered with foam, much like the glandular secretions of many species of this genus.
latifolia, latus, broad, wide; folium, leaf; broad leaved.

Silene latifolia, White Campion, Evening Lychnis, White Cockle


Silene latifolia, White Campion, Evening Lychnis, White Cockle


Silene latifolia, White Campion, Evening Lychnis, White Cockle


 
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