Lychnis chalcedonica

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Lychnis chalcedonica


Perennial herb up to 60 cm, rarely more. Leaves sparsely hispid, sessile, cordate amplexicaul, ovate-oblong, acute. Inflorescences capitate, 10-50-flowered; Petals bright scarlet, sometimes white, long-clawed, bifid for 1/3 of the lamina; Capsule light brown, ellipsoid, as long as calyx or slightly longer. Seeds black, reniform, coarsely tuberculate, c. 1 mm diameter.


Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa cultivated), Eastern Europe to temperate central Asia present
Eastern Europe to temperate central Asia including China. Widely cultivated. In Malesia grown as an ornamental in Java.


Tang Changlin - in Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin. 1996: f. 65: 6-10
Lu Dequan, M. Lidén & B. Oxelman - in Fl. China. 2001: 101
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 211
Pham-hoàng Hô - in Ill. Fl. Vietnam. 1991: f. 2622