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rose campion

noun
1.
a plant, Lychnis coronaria, of the pink family, having reddish purple flowers, and leaves covered with whitish down.
Also called dusty miller, mullein pink.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • Some perennials may only live three years, such as rose campion, so it is best to allow them to reseed.
British Dictionary definitions for rose campion

rose campion

noun
1.
a European caryophyllaceous plant, Lychnis coronaria, widely cultivated for its pink flowers. Its stems and leaves are covered with white woolly down Also called dusty miller
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