rose campion

noun
a plant, Lychnis coronaria, of the pink family, having reddish purple flowers, and leaves covered with whitish down.


Origin:
1520–30

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

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Some perennials may only live three years, such as rose campion, so it is best to allow them to reseed.
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