The red campion

It is funny to see the differences and similarities in plant species between the place where I work – northern Scandinavia – and the place where I live: Belgium. There are quite a few similarities in species, especially in the lowlands, yet it is always a surprise to find one you know from one region in the other.

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Red campion in Eastern Flanders, Belgium

This one, the red campion (Silene dioica), is a common sight in both places. In the north, I know him from its delicate pink in the birch forests under the midnight sun, in the south it happily occupies roadsides and forests. In both regions, I am always happy to see them!

Silene flower in forest in Lapland

Red campion at the foot of the mountains in Abisko, Sweden

 

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