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Lychnis viscaria L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Sticky Catchfly

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Mountain rocks
Life History
Perennial
Flowers of Lychnis viscaria
© Gordon YoungWhole plant of Lychnis viscaria
© Gordon Young
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland and Wales. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Pechnelke
USA
clammy campion
Poland
Smólka

Chromosome Number (2N)

24

Latin Synonyms


Viscaria vulgaris
Silene viscaria

Other British Names


Red German Catchfly