Lychnis chalcedonica L.

Maltese Cross

Perennial to about 50 cm tall. Stems with rough hairs. Basal leaves forming a rosette with their bases surounding the stem. Flowers about 50 in a dense head. Sepals hairy. Petal lobes about 1.5 cm long with a notch in the tip, scarlet; the petal scales have hairy edges.

European Russia

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Caryophyllaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.