Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Indian Pink at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Indian Pink, Woodland Pinkroot, Wormgrass
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JK Marlow jkm120415_072
April Pickens County SC
Leaves sessile, with leaf tips acute or acuminate & bases usually rounded, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
JK Marlow jkm120424_618b
April Pickens County SC
The scarlet-red petals fused and tubular for most of their 2" length, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
JK Marlow jkm120506_609b
May Oconee County SC
5 linear sepals, 3-12mm long and tapered from base to apex, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Mark A. Musselman mam_indianpink051006n
May Dorchester County SC
Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest
The 5 lobes of the corolla spread to create a yellow star, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_s_marilandica_c2
The style usually extends well outside the corolla tube, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Ben Geer Keys bgk1451_b
Inflorescence terminal, one or two ebracteate, spicate helicoid cymes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm0507m_20
July Oconee County SC
Irregularly angled black seeds catapault before the capsule appears ripe, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
JK Marlow jkm161009_903
October Pickens County SC
Venation impressed; lateral veins curved.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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Red outside (yellow inside)
5-lobed tubular corolla
Flowers in a terminal one-sided (secund) cyme
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- All About South Carolina Wildflowers p266
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers p219
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p144
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p176
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers p086
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p205
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p368
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p148
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p063
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p184
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p220
- Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont p445
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p123