Foraging Files: Campion

Name:

Campion aka silene dioica, red campion, red catchfly and cuckoo flower

Appearance:

This plant can grow up to 80 cm in height. The leaves have a furry appearance and feel, with a flower that has five love heart shaped petals in a vibrant pink colour.

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Best time to forage:

Spring and summer.

Storage:

This is best eaten fresh but can also be enjoyed by your rabbits when dried.

Additional Information:

This plant is also enjoyed by bees, butterflies and moths.

For facts on foraging and what you can and can’t do follow this link

Find out how to dry your forage here