53. Bladder Campion

No 53
Common Name: Bladder Campion
Scientific Name: Silene vulgaris
Irish Name: Coireán na gcuach
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family, Starwort Family)
Habitat: Bladder Campions grow all over the place in dry soil: on roadsides, edges of fields, and even in waste places.
Uses: The young leaves of this plant are often eaten in salads in Spain and Crete with older leaves being chopped up and used for flavouring in omelettes and in rice or potato dishes.


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