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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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

INCLUDING Flora of North America
Silene flos-cuculi ssp. flos-cuculi

 

COMMON NAME:
Ragged Robin


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image of Lychnis flos-cuculi, Ragged Robin

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

        

image of Lychnis flos-cuculi, Ragged Robin

Jeff Ausmus    jma_lycflo2

May    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

The deeply divided petals give the 1.5" flower a ragged appearance, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.

image of Lychnis flos-cuculi, Ragged Robin

Jeff Ausmus    jma_lycflo3

May    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

Petals deeply divided into 2 narrow lobes w short slender lateral appendages, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Lychnis flos-cuculi, Ragged Robin

Jeff Ausmus    jma_lycflo

June    Monroe County    MI

In cultivation

Fruits are 6-10mm capsules that open at their tops to release small seeds, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.