Open grassy areas, fens, scrub, open woodland and gardens.
Purple-pink marbling when freshly emerged, putting the "camp" in to Campion!
The similar Lychnis does not show any pink/purple colouration, and the two forewing stigmata are often joined at the base.
Recorded in 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.