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Spigelia marilandica

Indian Pink, Woodland Pinkroot, Pinkroot, Wormgrass

Scientific Name:

Spigelia marilandica

Genus:

Spigelia

Species Epithet:

marilandica

Common Name:

Indian Pink, Woodland Pinkroot, Pinkroot, Wormgrass

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Loganiaceae (Strychnine Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Yellow

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Woodlands and forests, usually on circumneutral soils. Rare in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

Hummingbird Food!

Plant

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Montrose Garden
May 09

Leaves

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May 09

Buds

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Blooms

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Bloom

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Seeds Forming Late May

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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