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This charming wildflower is native* to dry forests, barrens, and outcrops throughout Virginia where it tolerates a range of soils. Its rose-pink flowers, which somewhat resemble those of phlox, bring bright color to the spring garden, and it remains evergreen in winter.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to most of NJ, PA, DE, and MD. It is frequent throughout VA, except in the far southwest.
Learn more about Silene caroliniana.