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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lychnis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lychnis coronaria (L.) Desr.
Habit: Plant densely silky-hairy to tomentose. Stem: sparingly branched above. Leaf: basal many, 9--15 cm, oblanceolate; cauline fewer, 5--15 cm, generally narrowly elliptic. Inflorescence: leafy; branches, pedicels spreading, often arching upward. Flower: calyx lobes twisted; petals obovate, red-purple, appendages 2--4 mm, awl-like, thickened. Seed: 1--1.5 mm, +- spheric; tubercles rounded, elongate. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, open slopes, redwood/Douglas-fir forests; Elevation: 100--1220 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoR, CaRF (Butte Co.), CaRH (Plumas Co.), n SNF, n SNH (Butte Co.), c SNH, SnFrB, SCo, WTR; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Idaho, Utah, also eastern North America; native to southeastern Europe. Flowering Time: Summer
Unabridged Synonyms: Silene coronaria (L.) Clairv.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Previous taxon: Lychnis
Next taxon: Minuartia
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2017. Lychnis coronaria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=32177, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.