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 1996: p. 272. – In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin.: f. 65: 6-10
Lu Dequan, M. Lidén & B. Oxelman 2001 – In: Fl. China: 101
Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 211
Pham-hoàng Hô 1991: p. 933. – In: Ill. Fl. Vietnam: f. 2622