Maltese cross, Jerusalem cross[edit]

(Lychnis chalcedonica L.)

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Lychnis chalcedonica L. (Maltese cross, Jerusalem cross) flowers and the leaves (Photo 1)

My short words

The vivid red colored flowers made some kinds of mystic atmosphere that connecting with each other in the garden.

Maltese cross flowers close up (Photo 2)


Common name: Maltese cross, Jerusalem cross
Scientific name: Lychnis chalcedonica L.
Family name: Caryophyllaceae
Date taken: Photo 1: July 10, 2019, 12:22
Photo 2: July 10, 2019, 12:36
Place: Photo 1,2: (Mamin's rent room's) house owner's garden in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


  1. The Encyclopædia Britannica 15th edition - Caryophyllaceae
  2. 2014 Encyclopedia Nipponica (Digital version) - Caryophyllaceae
  3. 2014 Encyclopedia Nipponica (Digital version) - Lychnis chalcedonica L.
  4. - Lychnis chalcedonica
  5. The Royal Horticultural Society - Lychnis chalcedonica; Maltese cross