Helonias bullata

Swamp Pink

Names and Myths

Helonias name derived from Greek helos swamp the habitat of the plant.18

bullata blistered – puckered

Swamp Pink is the only member of this genus

Natural history / Folklore

Extremely rare in Virginia, know in 4 Counties including Augusta.


April – May Cluster of small pink flowers borne on a 1-3’ stem. Leaves 5 to 8 inches long at flowering continue growth after flowers have passed.15. Found in swamps, bogs and on stream edges. Endangered in Augusta Co VA.16

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