Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3197

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink, reddish-pink, white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 petals
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lychnis flos-cuculi   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lychnis flos-cuculi   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN Flora of North America
Silene flos-cuculi ssp. flos-cuculi

 

COMMON NAME:
Ragged Robin


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image of Lychnis flos-cuculi

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lyfl3_001_lvd

        

Petal limbs deeply divided into 4 linear segments, per Weakley's Flora.