Wild Pink or Carolina Catchfly or Pennsylvania Catchfly Caryophyllaceae:
Plants form neat mounds of foliage surrounded by light to bright red-pink flowers. Grows 4 to 6 inches tall. The flowers are made up of five petals that each have a small notch and are wedge shaped-looking somewhat like a Lychnis. The flowers are 1 inch wide. Plants are short lived but easy to raise from seed-Does well on dry soils. Native to Eastern USA. were they are found along dry stream beds, rock outcroppings and on sandy or rocky soils. Blooming in April to June.