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Common name

English: Jerusalem cross

German: Brennende Liebe


Kingdom: Plantae (2595)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2492)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2107)

      Order: Caryophyllales (105)

        Family: Caryophyllaceae (36)(family description)

          Genus: Silene (14)

            Epithet: chalcedonica (L.) E.H.L.Krause (1)

Synonyms: Agrostemma chalcedonica (L.) Doell., Lychnis chalcedonica L.

chalcedonica => from or of Chalcedonia, the territory dependent upon Chalcedon, an ancient maritime town on the eastern shore of the Bosporus, opposite modern Istanbul, Turkey


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange

External links

Check for Silene chalcedonica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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