Bladder Campion - Silene latifolia
Dioecious perennials with hirsute foliage and a branched caudex. Stems erect, 40–80 cm. Leaves: basal oblong, withering by flowering time; cauline oblanceolate, 3–12 cm long. Inflorescence an open, glandular, several-flowered cyme. Flowers unisexual; calyx 1–2 cm long, 10-veined in male, 20-veined in female, tubular with lobes 2–4 mm long, becoming ovate in fruit; petals white, 2-lobed with 4-lobed appendages, the blade 10–15 mm long; styles 5. Capsule ovoid, equaling the calyx, opening by 5 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Disturbed soil of meadows, lawns, streambanks, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
, Bombus pensylvanicus
, and Bombus impatiens
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).