|Scientific name:||Silene latifolia Poir.|
|Synonym name:||Lychnis alba Mill., Lychnis vespertina Sibth., Melandrium album (Mill.) Garcke,|
Silene alba (Mill.) E. H. L. Krause, Silene pratensis (Rafn) Godr. & Gren.
|Swedish name:||Vitblära, Åkerlyst|
|German name:||Weiße Lichtnelke, Weiße Waldnelke, Weisse Waldnelke|
|English name:||White Campion, Evening campion, Evening lychnis, White cockle|
|Plant Family:||Caryophyllaceae, Carnation family, Nejlikväxter|
|Life form:||Herbaceous annual|
|Stems:||Height 30–60 cm, erect, branched, short-haired, upper part with glandular hairs, but not sticky|
|Leaves:||Basal rosette of oval to lanceolate leaves 4-10 cm long, and when they get older, forked stems grow from these, with leaves in opposite pairs.|
|Flowers:||White flowers in clusters at top of stem.|
|Flowering Period:||June, July, August, September|
|Fruits:||Elliptic, yellowish brown capsule|
|Habitat:||Wasteland and fields, most commonly on neutral to alkaline soils.|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Silene, probably from Greek sialon, "saliva," referring to gummy exudation on stems, and/or named for Silenus, intoxicated foster-father of Bacchus (god of wine) who was covered with foam, much like the glandular secretions of many species of this genus.
latifolia, latus,"broad", and folius, "leaf"; hence, "broad leaf"