|Author: ||Alexander Carl Heinrich
|| Fire Pink, Scarlet
Catchfly, Indian Pink
Lychnis virginica, Edwards
Silene catesbaei, Walter.
Silene coccinea, Moench.
Silene virginica var. hallensis, Pickens &
Silene virginica var. minor, Walp.
Silene virginica var. robusta, Strausb. & Core.
This member of the
Caryophyllaceae family was given this name by
Alexander Carl Heinrich
Braun in 1843.
It originates from the south-eastern part of north America. It grows in a
well-drained soil with little to some water and little to some sun. The flower stands
will reach for 60 centimetres, the flowers are bright red.
It can only be reproduced by seeds.
The genera name from the Greek
melas; 'black' and andros; 'man', referring to the dark
stamen. The species name for its occurrence in Virginia, U.S.A.