Fire Pinks

Fire Pinks
(Silene virginica)

in budThe sticky stems of this native perennial have opposite leaves, are regularly branched, and are 1-2 feet tall. The showy flowers with petals often deeply notched are often 2 inches across.

Single plants or clumps are seen along roadsides at the edge of rich woods in the mountains and piedmont of North Carolina and over much of the Eastern U.S. June-July.

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