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Red Campion (Iridaceae) of the UK

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Red Campion:

UK Status: Resident and native.

Flowering Period: From mid spring through until mid autumn.

Appx Height: 50cm and up to 100cm.

Habitat: This is a plant of woodlands and hedgerows, found on woodland rides and clearings. Also found along hedgerows on grass verges, and the plant requires full, or partial shade. It looks similar when not in flower to the White Campion. It is also a food plant for the caterpillars of the Campion, and Lychnis moths which feed on campions, and related species.

Comment: This plant is common and widespread throughout England and Wales. It becomes scarcer further north in Scotland, and in Ireland it is only present in the far north.

 

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