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Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE 

 Melandrium virginicum
 

Photo from: Dan Tenaglia,  Missouriplants 

  
Author:  Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun 1843
Family:  Caryophyllaceae
Habitat:  Eastern U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2-3 centimetres
Height:  60 centimetres
Flower:  Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly, Indian pink  
Synonyms:  Silene virginica Linne 1753 (Seen with the authors: Willd. Rafin and Benth.), S. californica, S. pensylvanica.

Photo by Wojciech Zychowsk.

   This member of the Caryophyllaceae family was given this name by Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun in 1843. It comes from the eastern part of the US, from southern Canada and Minnesota, southward to Florida and Louisiana. It grows in a well-drained soil with little to some water and little to some sun. The flower stands will reach for 60 centimetres, the flowers are bright red. It can only be reproduced by seeds.