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Fire Pink (Silene virginica)

Image ID: 2010/ar79T

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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
Date:  5/15/2010
Notes: side view
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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.

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