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Silene chalcedonica
Maltese cross Pink Family
Silene chalcedonica Caryophyllaceae
common name
  Maltese cross
accepted scientific name
  Silene chalcedonica (L.) E.H.L. Krause
rules for finding collection records
  Lychnis chalcedonica (119)
  Silene chalcedonica (40)
family name
Image Author: ©2003-2015 John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers
Image License: Author's permission
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals, Round clusters of flowers
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.75 inches
Leaf: Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of June thru 3rd week of August
Not Native

How Likely at this Location (13%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
Links to Plant Photos
Wikimedia Commons (14)
J. Reveal (4)
U of Michigan Herbarium (4)
FloraFinder (4)
Cal Photos (4)
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