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Fire Pink (Silene virginica)

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    Credit: Kaldari | Own work | License: PD
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    Credit: Photo by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). Co-attribution must be given to the Chanticleer Garden. | Own Picture | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Fire Pink (Silene Virginica) http://www.sagebud.com/fire-pink-silene-virginica
    Credit: Photo by and (c)2008 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man). Co-attribution must be given to the Chanticleer Garden. | Own Picture | License: PD US Government
  • Fire Pink (Silene Virginica) http://www.sagebud.com/fire-pink-silene-virginica
    Credit: Huwmanbeing | Own work | License: PD
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Silene Virginica, or more commonly know as Fire Pink, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Silene. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Silene Virginica or Fire Pink's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Silene
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: FL (E) MI (T) WI (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: FL (fire pink) MI (fire pink) WI (fire pink)




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