Calflora
Taxon  Report   5229    
Lychnis coronaria  (L.) Desr.
Rose campion
Lychnis coronaria
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lychnis coronaria
© 2011 Steven Perry
Lychnis coronaria
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Lychnis coronaria, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lychnis coronaria
© 2012 Debra L. Cook
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Lychnis
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostemma coronaria
PLANTS: Coronaria coriacea
ICPN + PLANTS: Silene coronaria
More information about  Lychnis coronaria
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LYCO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).