Unique plants from Romania (Part 12)

Lychnis nivalis is an endemic species, unique in the world, that grows only in Romania, in Rodna Mountains, at higher altitude, near the peak of Pietrosul Rodnei and Iezer Lake.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicotyledonatae)
Order: Charyophylales
Family: Charyophylaceae
Genus: Lychnis
Species: L. nivalis


From TrekNature


Common names include campion (shared with Silene) and catchfly, the latter name based on the sticky stems. In Romanian is named guşa porumbelului, opaiţ, opaiţul Muntilor Rodnei.

1 comments:

Oana Saracutu said...

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Oana