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Plant Details

Silene virginica var. virginica

Fire-pink, Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly

Scientific Name:

Silene virginica var. virginica

Common Name:

Fire-pink, Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Size in Feet:

2.5 ft

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Mountains, Coast (scattered)

Habitat Description:

Woodlands, rock outcrops, crevices in cliffs, roadbanks. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Sandhills, rare in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

likes poor acid, rocky soils

Blooms & Buds

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Buds and Bloom

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In Situ

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In Situ

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cener
Flora of North Carolina

Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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