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Fire Pink

According to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 198-199, Fire Pink [Silene virginica] is a member of the Pink (Caryophyllaceae) family and is most commonly found in the hills and mountains. The photos were taken on Big Glassy at Carl Sandburg National Historic site on 19 May 2012. USDA Plants Listing: Silene virginica    

Mountain Laurel

These photos of Mountain Laurel [Kalmia latifolia] were taken at the Carl Sandburg National Historic place on Big Glassy. According to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 116-117, it’s a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family. USDA Plants Listing: Kalmia latifolia  

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Crown Vetch [Securigera varia] found at Fletcher Park on 1 June 2013. It’s a member of the Pea (Fabaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 66-67, states “it’s a sprawling plant of roadsides, extensively planted as a ground cover for steep banks” and lists it as Coronilla varia. These flowers were on the border of a …

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