Mystery plant 045

This plant grows throughout the eastern and central portions of North America.  It prefers a wooded or rocky habitat.  When you can identify it, please leave a comment with its common and scientific names.  And share any personal history you may have with this plant.

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Group of plants

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Flower buds and opening flowers

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Flowers

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Closeup of dying flowers

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Leaves, leaf arrangement and stem

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images):  Fire pink (Silene virginica)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Fire pink (Silene virginica).

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4 Responses to Mystery plant 045

  1. Jeff says:

    Looks like Fire Pink (Silene virginica).

  2. Joan Knapp says:

    Silene virginica (Fire pink)

  3. Joyce Hochsprung says:

    Fire Pink, Silene virginica

  4. Angelyn says:

    Yes, you are all correct. This is Fire pink (Silene virginica). I appreciate the red flowers when they appear in the spring — since they brighten the landscape considerably.

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