Silene caroliniana Walter
Sticky Catchfly, Wild Pink
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
USDA Symbol: SICA6
Low in habit, a single wild pink plant can produce 50-100 showy, rose-pink, tubular flowers. These dense clusters of flowers are just even with the tips of the narrow, basal leaves. The plant is slender-stemmed and forms a 3-8 in. compact mound.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , KY , MA , MD , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: MA to OH, s. to SC & n. AL
Native Habitat: Dry, open, gravelly woods
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Well-drained, rocky soil.
Conditions Comments: Ssp. pensylvanica in the eastern part of the range; ssp. wherryi in the west.
PropagationDescription: Propagate by seed or cuttings.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Silene caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Silene caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Silene caroliniana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-04-06
Research By: TWC Staff