Lychnis wilfordi

Lychnis wilfordi

  • Lychnis wilfordi
  • Lychnis wilfordi
  • Lychnis wilfordi
  • Lychnis wilfordi
  • Lychnis wilfordi
  • Lychnis wilfordi
  • Flower name
    Lychnis wilfordi
  • Scientific name
    Lychnis wilfordi
  • Alias燕尾仙翁, Embisennou
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Low mountains
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August
  • Language of flowersHealth beauty

What is Lychnis wilfordi

Lychnis wilfordi or Embi sennou (scientific name: Lychnis wilfordi) is a perennial grass native to Japan. From the lowlands of the wild steppes grows. Leaves are lanceolate in along the stem shifted 90 degrees, the opposite. Extends from the top of the stalk in summer, cymes of numerous florets bloom. 5-petaled flowers with Tip 4 deep lobed shape is similar to the tail feathers of the swallows, has been named. This unique flower shape compared to the fireworks,too. Genus 'Lychnis' is a derivative of Greek 'lychnos', which means Flame in English. It looks like a lot of open palms are combined, the burning red velvet flares open and it blooms, so the point that the flower language is "health beauty" gains a point.

*The following are the plants of the genus Lychnis.
Embi-sennou (scientific name:Lychnis wilfordi)
Matsumoto-sennou (scientific name:Lychnis sieboldii)
Lychnis haageana (scientific name:Lychnis × haageana)
Senju-ganpi (scientific name:Lychnis gracillima)
Fushiguro-sennou (scientific name:Lychnis miqeliana).

Common name:Lychnis wilfordi, Scientific name: Lychnis wilfordi, aka: Embi sennou, Origin: Japan, living type: perennial, stem length: 50-80 cm, leaf: lanceolate, leaf arrangement: opposite, flower length: 3 cm, flower, red, flowering: July-August.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Caryophyllaceae
  • Genus
    Lychnis
  • Species
    L. wilfordi
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colorsRed
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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