Plant Profile

Silene Stellata: Starry Campion

Family: Pink

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail

Bloom Period: June–September

Habitat: Open woods — light shade to partial sun, wooded riverbanks

Interesting Facts:

  • Fringed petals.
  • Flowers have no scent and tend to close in mid day.
  • Grows 2—3 feet tall from taproot.
  • Leaves opposite or in whorls.
  • “Stellata” means “starlike”.
  • Pollinated by moths and bumblebees.