Silene chalcedonica (L.) E. H. L. Krause
Common Name: MALTESE-CROSS, SCARLET LYCHNIS
Synonym: Lychnis chalcedonica
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Lychnis chalcedonica of Michigan Flora.

A native of northern and central Russia, rarely established as an escape from cultivation along grassy roadsides and thickets. First collected in Michigan on Isle Royale (Keweenaw Co.) and in Marquette Co.

The numerous large, ovate, clasping cauline leaves and crowded inflorescences, the numerous flowers with bilobed petals, should distinguish this species from other cultivated members of the genus.

Locations

Baraga County
Kalkaska County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Marquette County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=776.