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Lychnis (Rose Campion)

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  • Common Name: Lychnis (Rose Campion)
  • Latin Name: Lychnis coronaria
  • Family Name: Caryophyllaceae

Plants of the Caryophyllaceae family, including the Lychnis, contain the TOXIC glycoside saponin, which is only broken down with thorough cooking, and is also used in the production of soap.  Best to avoid.

See Campion.  See Ragged Robin.

Although a garden plant it can be seen growing in the wild.
 

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