Silene caroliniana 

Wild Pink Pink Catchfly

Names and Myths

Silene A Greek plant name, may be based on Silenus, the foster father of Bacchus, God of wine. Silenus often had beer foam all over his face, and the plant’s resemblance to a foam covered face caused it to be named after him.23

caroliniana of Carolina

Natural history / Folklore

Found on sandy or rocky soil from Maine to Georgia. 44

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Clusters of 1 to 1.5 inch five-petaled flowers. 44