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Fire Pink (Silene virginica)
Image ID: 2010/ar79Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Height: 0.5 to 2 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Allegheny River Trail
More photos of this flower
- Cardinal Flower
Fire pink is radially symmetrical, while cardinal flower is markedly asymmetrical, with three lower petals and two lateral petals.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.