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Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   (Bladder Campion)


Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris  (CARYOPHYLLACEAE.) 
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Profile Date June-2003 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 28-Sep-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris(Moench) Garcke
Published in Fl. Nord- Mittel-Deutschl. ed. 9, 64 (1869)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms

Plant Family :

Caryophyllaceae Juss. (The Pink or Carnation Family)
39 species from the Caryophyllaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Bladder Campion, Bird's Egg, Maiden's Tears

Maltese name(s) :

Qasqejża

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: HEMICRYPTOPHYTE ( prostate plants with flowers close to the ground )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (25/Sep/2021)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

January – May

Colour of Flowers:

White

Name Derivation :

Silene: "probably from the Greek ""sialon"" (=saliva) referring to the viscous excretion of several species. Another derivation could come from the name Silenus, the intoxicated foster-father of Bacchus (god of wine) who was covered with foam, much like the glandular secretions of many species of this genus". (Greek origin )
vulgaris subsp. vulgaris:


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Lanes along countryside, walls, cultivated and fallow land, and valley sides.
Botanical Description: Perennial, sometimes caespitose and woody at base; stems up to 60 cm, erect, usually branched, glabrous or pubescent, often glaucous. Leaves up to 12 cm, variable in shape from broadly ovate to linear. Inflorescence with numerous flowers; bracts usually scarious. Flowers inclined, somewhat zygomorphic (especially the functionally female ones). Calyx 20-veined, inflated, persistent, loosely investing ripe capsule. Petals large, deeply bifid, usually whitish, with poorly-developed coronal scales. Ripe capsule up to 13 mm, with neck 2-3 mm wide and erect or patent teeth. Seeds 1-2 mm, usually tuberculate.
Distributional range: Throughout Europe except for some northern islands

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
All Europe except Faroe Islands, Iceland, Svalbard archipelago
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE(G) Ag Al Ar Au(A) Az Be Bl(I M N) Br Bu dCa(C F G H L P T) Co Cr Ct Cy Da Eg Es Fe Ga(F) Ge Gr Hb(E) He Ho Hs(A S) Hu IJ It La Li LS Lt Lu Ma Md(D M P) Mk No Po Rm Sa Si(M S) Sk Sl Su Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K) [Az(C L M P)]

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Species Images (41 images)
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-0.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-1.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-2.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-3.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-4.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-5.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-6.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-7.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-8.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-9.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-10.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-11.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-12.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-13.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-14.
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   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-18.
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   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-20.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-21.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-22.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-23.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-24.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-25.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-26.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-27.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-28.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-29.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-30.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-31.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-32.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-33.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-34.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-35.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-36.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-37.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-38.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-39.
   Silene vulgaris subsp. vulgaris   -   Image Code: SILVU-40.

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