bladder campion


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bladder campion bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
    • n bladder campion perennial of Arctic Europe having large white flowers with inflated calyx
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bladder campion a plant of the Pink family (Cucubalus Behen or Silene inflata), having a much inflated calyx. See Behen.
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In literature:

Red centaury and yellow bed-straw and white bladder campion flourish.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
A bladder campion (Silene inflata) is another curiosity.
"Fishes, Flowers, and Fire as Elements and Deities in the Phallic Faiths and Worship of the Ancient Religions of Greece, Babylon," by Anonymous
You will easily recognise the Common Bladder Campion by this curious calyx.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith

In poetry:

The campion bladders the children burst,
The bramble that clutches and won't take nay,
And the pensive delicate foxgloves nursed
In woods that curtain from glare of day.
"A Country Nosegay" by Alfred Austin