Silene vulgaris P. An unusual plant with white, slightly drooping flowers above a purplish veined bladder. A nectar plant for butterflies. Flowers: June-August. Requires: well drained soil and full sun Height: 22-40cm.
Also known as Maidenstairs, common in wildflower in meadows, open woods, and fields. The tender leaves may be eaten raw in salads. The older leaves are usually eaten boiled or fried, sauteed with garlic as well as in omelettes.