Helonias bullata

swamp pink
swamppink
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Overview

Swamp pink has smooth, oblong, dark green leaves that form an evergreen rosette. In spring, some rosettes produce a flowering stalk that can grow over 3 feet tall. The stalk is topped by a 1 to 3-inch-long cluster of 30 to 50 small, fragrant, pink flowers dotted with pale blue anthers. The evergreen leaves of swamp pink can be seen year round, and flowering occurs between March and May.

Scientific Name

Helonias bullata
Common Name
swamp pink
swamppink
FWS Category
Flowering Plants
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