New York southward and westward.
Flowers: large; growing in panicled clusters. Calyx: of five linear sepals. Corolla five-parted. Stamens: five. Pistil: one; style, two-cleft. Leaves: opposite; ovate; clasping at the base; rather heart-shaped. Stem: four-angled; much branched at the top.
Growing abundantly in the rich soil of the thickets these bright, rosy blossoms appeal to us as very beautiful. There is, however, a straight laced, angular expression about their petals which may have been the cause of their choosing a dwelling so far away from their charming relatives of the swamps. S. stel-laris, S. dodecandra and S. campanulata, page 72, (Plate XXXI.)