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Campion

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  • Common Name: Campion
  • Latin Name: Silene spp.
  • Family Name: Caryophyllaceae

Plants of the Caryophyllaceae family,including the Campion, contain the toxic glycoside saponin, which is only broken down with thorough cooking, and is also used in the production of soap.  Best to avoid.  Although a wild flower, Campion is often grown as a garden plant.

White/Bladder Campion (Silene latifolia); Red Campion (Silene dioica); Catchfly Campion:  (Silene firma)

See Lychnis (Rose Campion);  See Ragged Robin.

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