Sunday, June 9, 2013

Spigelia marilandica (Indian pink)

Along with Silene virginica (Fire Pink), Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink) is one of my favorite "red" flowers of late spring.

The striking tubular flowers are remarkable -- I'd imagine ruby-throated hummingbirds would visit them, although I've not seen that.  This plant was at the Botanical Gardens of Asheville - a robust specimen!

Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink)

2 comments:

  1. cute......i see my country's name is the flowers' too....

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  2. I was just given a pass along Indian Pink this weekend, and it was the first plant to go in the ground. I'm so excited about it, and hope it will spread!

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