Definition of Evening lychnis
1. Noun. Bluish-green herb having sticky stems and clusters of large evening-opening white flowers with much-inflated calyx; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis.
Group relationships: Genus Silene
Generic synonyms: Campion, Catchfly, Silene
Lexicographical Neighbors of Evening Lychnis
Literary usage of Evening lychnis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Field, Forest, and Wayside Flowers: With Chapters on Grasses, Sedges, and by Maud Going (1899)
"The evening-lychnis, which is still somewhat rare in this country, ... Lastly, the evening-lychnis has no lines to indicate the whereabouts of its nectar, ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Calyx-teeth twisted ; plant densely white-woolly all over. i. Lychnis alba Mill. White Campion. evening lychnis. Fig. 1817. Lychnis alba Mill. Gard. Diet. ..."
3. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"Calyx-teeth twisted, plant white-woolly all over. 4. L. Coronaria. 1. LYCHNIS ALBA Mill. evening lychnis. M. p. 392. Waste places and on ballast. Summer. ..."