Color, pink, with a purplish tinge, darker in the center. Calyx and corolla, tubular. Calyx-teeth awl-pointed, a little longer than the tube. Corolla-lobes inversely ovate, not divided. Stamens, joined to the tube of the corolla, not projecting. Flowers, clustered at the ends of simple stems, in cymes or short panicles. Leaves, opposite, sessile, roughish, the lower near together, lance-shaped, heart-shaped at base, the upper ones far apart, all tapering to a point. April to June.
A lovely flower, growing in rather open and dry woods from Connecticut and New Jersey south to Florida and westward.