Silene virginica / Pink Family
April 15, 2005
These "pinks" are actually a brilliant red. These plants grow along steep woodland trail banks and on rocky roadsides. They are one of the few bright red woodland flowers. I took this picture on the Chestnut Top Trail in the Smokies in late April.
Where seen:Great Smoky Mountains NP, Frozen Head NP, Warrior's Path SP, Haw Ridge, Bays Mountain