Spigelia marilandica /Logania Family
The name of this plant is confusing, Indian Pink is neither pink in color, nor is it in the Pink family. It is one of the few bright red flowers found growing in the woods. This plant was once used by Native Americans to kill intestinal worms. It contains the poison strychnine.
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Big South Fork NRRA, Haw Ridge