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Photo by Dan Tenaglia,

Photo by Wojciech Zychowsk. A bit skinny.

Author: Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun, 1843
Origin:  South-Eastern U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2-3 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly, Indian Pink  
Synonyms:  Silene virginica, Linne, 1753.
Silene  californica.
Silene  pensylvanica.
Lychnis virginica,
Silene catesbaei, Walter.
Silene coccinea,
Silene virginica
var. hallensis, Pickens & M.C.W.Pickens.
Silene virginica
var. minor, Walp.
Silene virginica
var. robusta, Strausb. & Core.

This member of the Caryophyllaceae family was given this name by Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun in 1843. It originates from the south-eastern part of north America. 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.

The genera name from the Greek melas; 'black' and andros; 'man', referring to the dark stamen. The species name for its occurrence in Virginia, U.S.A.