genus Lychnis


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Noun1.genus Lychnis - genus of plants strongly resembling those of genus Silene: catchfly
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
lychnis, catchfly - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone