Densely tufted and perennial from a stout root, 4 to 10 inches high, viscid -pubescent, especially above, often glabrous below. Basal and lower leaves spatulate or oblanceolate, pointed or blunt, 2 to 4 inches long; stem leaves sessile, shorter, oblong or lanceolate. Flowers pink, about 1 inch broad, in terminal cymes. Calyx narrow and tubular, much enlarged by the ripening pod, its teeth ovate, pointed; petals cuneate, emarginate, eroded or finely toothed at the apex, crowned at the base of the claw.

In dry. sandy or rocky soil, Maine to Georgia, west to central New York, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

Memoir 15 N. Y. State Museum

Plate 53

Wild Pink

Wild Pink - Silene caroliniana