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Silene virginica

Common Name(s):
Fire pink, Indian pink
Categories:
Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Wildlife - Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Songbirds eat the seeds.

Season:
Spring, summer
Height:
1-1.5 ft.
Foliage:
Widely spaced pairs of narrow leaves; lower leaves are 3 to 5 in. long
Flower:
1 in. brilliant red flower with five spreading petals that are 2-pronged at the tip; greenish sepals tinged with red are united into a sticky tube with a 5-toothed rim
Site:
Well-drained, average soil; sun to partial shade
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
sun, summer, partial shade, birds, green, hummingbirds, red, pollinators, songbirds, spring, butterflies, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2729

Silene virginica Flowers
Jason Hollinger, CC BY-NC-2.0
Silene virginica Form
J RP, CC BY-NC-2.0