Bladder campion Silene vulgaris is a herbaceous perennial plant in zone 4-7 and so-called for the bladder-like bulge that sites just behind the five-petalled flower - this is actually the fused sepals. It is native to Europe, where in some parts it is eaten. In Italy the leaves of this plant may be used as an ingredient in risotto. It is commonly known as sculpit, stridolo, or by the obsolete scientific name Silene inflata.
Blooming from April through October, these fantastic flower pouches drive pollinators wild and on sunny days swarms of bees dive completely inside the flower, emerging entirely covered in pollen. Several species of hummingbirds and butterflies crowding around the blossoms.