dbs1's picture

Type of Boraginaceae? White flower.

Observed: 2nd October 2011 By: dbs1dbs1’s reputation in Plantsdbs1’s reputation in Plants
white Boraginaceae

I found this growing alongside these pink flowers. Is it the same species?
The flowers were pure white instead of pink, and the leaves were maybe a bit smaller and narrower.
There was only one specimen of this white type.

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dbs1's picture

Changing my ID to a campion

Having been corrected on my ID of the afore mentioned pink flowers, my new best guess for these is white campions.

synan's picture

Not sure

Without seeing the calyx tube, I'm not sure if this is S. latifolia or whether it could be the white form of red campion, S. dioica f. alba.


dbs1's picture

I don't have any other photos

I don't have any other photos of this now. I did have one of the seed pods, which I remember looked a bit like this too, but I foolishly deleted the photo from my camera when I got home, because I couldn't remember whether it went with this flower or the next one. (It might have been for the pink flowers - I guess they'd look similar.)

AlanS's picture

I agree

There is a distinct possibility that this is white Red Campion, supported by the stem being green (usually red in White Campion). I don't think it is possible to tell from the photograph.

gb5636's picture

White campion

The leaves are oval shaped and grow in opposite pairs

AlanS's picture

Does not help ...

to separate from the white form of Red Campion.