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Lychnis flos-cuculi (Ragged Robin)
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Faimily: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Lychnis

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Lychnis /ˈlɪknɪs/[1] is a genus o 15-25 species o flouerin plants in the faimily Caryophyllaceae, native tae Europe, Asie an north Africae. The genus is closely relatit tae (an whiles includit in) Silene, differin in the flouers havin five styles (three in Silene), the seed capsule havin five teeth (sax in Silene), an in the sticky stems o Lychnis. Common names include "campion" (shared wi Silene) an "catchflee", the latter name based on the sticky stems.

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The Lychnis is an aa the common name o Hadena bicruris, a species o noctuid moch. The larva o this moch feeds on Lychnis species, as dae some ither Lepidoptera includin Cabbage Moch (recordit on L. chalcedonica), Grey Chi an case-bearers o the genus Coleophora includin C. albella (feeds exclusively on L. flos-cuculi) an C. leucapennella.

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  1. Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607

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