Tag Archives: Caryophyllaceae

Know Your Natives – Fire Pink

Fire pink (Silene virginica) of the Pink or Carnation (Caryophyllaceae) family is an herbaceous woodland perennial with bright red flowers.  In the U.S., fire pink is found from Florida to New York and westward to northeast Texas, Kansas and Minnesota.  … Continue reading

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Neat Plant Alert – Yellow Nailwort

The subject of this Neat Plant Alert was discovered growing on the property of ANPS member Sid Vogelpohl, who is well known for his many Know Your Natives articles. He found the plant on a rocky bluff below his house … Continue reading

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Native Plant Report – Warren Prairie

These photos were taken last week at Warren Prairie Natural Area. Of special interest is the tiny Geocarpon minimum, one of the world’s rarest plants, and the slightly larger carnivorous sundew plant (watch your toes!). This area will be featured … Continue reading

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Know Your Natives – Starry Campion

Starry campion (Silene stellata) of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink or Carnation) Family is found throughout the eastern United States from North Dakota and Texas, eastward to the Atlantic Coast.  In Arkansas, starry campion is found throughout the Interior Highlands (Ozark Mountains, … Continue reading

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