Color, rose-pink. Calyx, long, tubular, viscid, hairy, 5-toothed. Corolla of 5 notched or rounded petals standing on claws, open and spreading, with a crown at the center where the broad blade is joined to the claw. Stamens, 10. Styles, 3. Leaves, mostly from the root, clustered, smooth, on hairy petioles, narrowly wedge-shaped, long. Often a single pair on stem, narrow, sessile. May and June.
A low, beautiful plant found in many rocky and open woods around New York from Massachusetts southward. It grows in tufts, full of bright color, with soft, velvety buds and large, open flowers. (See illustration, p. 255.)
Wild pink (Silene pennsylvanica)