Wild Pink (Silene caroliniana)
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Other common names: Pennsylvania Pink, Sticky Catchfly
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Height: 0.3 to 0.9 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size: 0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Ghost Town Trail
More photos of this flower
- Garden Phlox
Petals of wild pink are notched. Flower heads of phlox are denser.
- Wild Sweet William
Petals of wild pink are notched and bent back.
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.