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poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 8, 2001
3:44 AM

Post #4587

Is this is silene dioica? The guy I got it from said it was lychnis viscaria but I think he got a little mixed up. It doesn't look like the pictures I found on the web.

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jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


May 8, 2001
10:57 AM

Post #73311

Sue it sure looks like the pic of lychnis viscaria in my botanica book.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 8, 2001
11:29 AM

Post #73321

Here's one of silene dioica picture that i thought it could be. http://nafoku.de/flora/htm/siledioi.htm

The lychis viscaria here http://linnaeus.nrm.se/flora/di/caryophylla/lychn/lychvis.html looks quite different. The plant is fuzzy and I haven't noticed it being sticky.
Vinca

May 10, 2001
7:31 PM

Post #73803

We call that plant Lychnis diocia (not sure about the spelling of second part) in Ireland, and there's an old double form available too. The stems are a little shorter.
I know the stems of the Lychnis viscaria are sticky - there's also a double form of that.
Baa

May 11, 2001
6:06 PM

Post #74007

I have both Silene diocia and lychnis viscaria splendens plena. L. viscaria usually has sticky stems but not all, the one we have isn't sticky. I still think its L. viscaria it may even be the cultivar 'fever' which has that great magenta colour.

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