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Lychnis coronaria (L.) Desr. in Lam., Encycl. Med. Bot. 3:643. 1792. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:658.1867; Edgew. & Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:222.1874; Blatter, Beaut. Flow. Kashm. 1:58.1928; Chater in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 1:156.1964; Cullen in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:243. 1967; Stewart Ann. Cat. Vase. Pl. W. Pak. & m. 246.1972.

Vern.: ‘Rose Campion’.


  • Agrostemma coronaria L.
  • Coronaria coriacea (Moench) Schischk.
  • Lychnis coriacea Moench

    Erect perennial. Stem up to 50 cm, densely white-villous, simple, thick. Radical and cauline leaves similar, the radical congested and with a long attenuate the cauline smaller in size and with a sessile base. Leaves 20-90 x 15-25 mm, to lanceolate or oblanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, densely villous, apex. Bracts similar to cauline leaves. Inflorescence a lax panicle. Flowers 1-2, showy. Calyx 18-20 mm, densely white-villous, contracted at the mouth; c. 7 mm, acuminate; veins prominent, protruding and marginate at apex. scales long, acute. Carpophore 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Capsule included.

    Fl. Per.: July-September Fl. Per.: August-September.

    Type: Described from Italy, Hb. Linn. 601/2 (LINN).

    Distribution: S. & C. Europe, s. Russia, N. W. Africa, N. Iran, Turkestan and Kashmir.

    Not common in Pakistan and only collected from the Neelam vy., common further east up to 2440 m.


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