The Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris) is a flowering perennial plant in the Caryophyllaceae family. It is also known as the Maidenstears, Maiden’s Tears, or Bird’s Eggs.
It is native to meadows and fields in Europe and western Asia.
It grows to about 30-91 centimetres (12-36 inches) tall.
The Bladder Campion has pale pink egg-shaped capsules about 2 centimetres (an inch) long. It has white flowers with five petals. The flowers are dioecious with either male or female individual flowers.
It blooms from June to August in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls