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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Indian Pink   Spigelia marilandica    
Strychnine family — Loganaceae

Also known as:
Pinkroot

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The roving plant-lover is lucky indeed to stumble upon the Indian pink in its native haunts, where it is a rather infrequent denizen of rich woods in East Texas. The striking flowers, red without and yellowish within, are about one and a half inches long and appear from late spring through fall. It is also cultivated.

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Flowering Months: May, June, July, August, September, October

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