Spigelia marilandica (L.) L. - Indian Pink
Family - Loganiaceae
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Rich woods, calcareous hammocks, rocky ledges, moist ditches.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This striking species can be found throughout Alabama. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its opposite leaves and brilliant tubular red flowers. This fantastic species would make an excellent garden specimen.
Photographs taken of Hwy C, Reynolds County, MO., 6-5-04, and at the Walls of Jerico Wildlife Management Area, AL., 6-25-05.