Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Campion, the English name for several meadow flowers, mostly species of the caryophyllaceous genera Lychnis and Silene, with rose-coloured or white flowers. L. coronaria and L. Flos-Jovis, common garden flowers, are called rose campions; L. diurna is the wild red campion; L. vespertina, the evening or white campion, sweet-scented at dusk; and Silene inflata, the bladder-campion, so named from its inflated calyx.