Sends flowers of a variety of Lychnis dioica which has bisexual flowers.
Miss Becker presents her compliments to M
Altham | Accrington | Lancashire
- f1 4170.f1Becker lived in Altham, Lancashire, between 1838 and 1865, during which time she developed an interest in botany (DNB). It was later established that these plants represented a diseased form of Lychnis dioica (Silene dioica) and not a new variety (see letter from L. E. Becker, 23--4 May  and CD note, letter from L. E. Becker, 28 May , and Becker 1869). When Becker published her observations she substituted the name L. diurna, a synonym for L. dioica (Index Kewensis).