Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read about Helonias bullata (Swamp Pink) at Watson-Cooper Heritage Preserve, Greenville County, South Carolina by Jim Fowler.
Read more about Swamp Pink from Linda Chafin and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Read more from the South Carolina Plant Conservation Alliance.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales
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David Campbell mdc_helonias
April Ashe County NC
A two-inch egg-shaped cluster of pink flowers on a hollow stalk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
JK Marlow jkm160502_048
May Jackson County NC
A rosette of oblanceolate evergreen leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
JK Marlow jkm160502_110
May Macon County NC
Highlands Biological Station
The flowering scape elongates markedly in fruit, reaching 1m in height, per Weakley's Flora.
Dan Whitten sdw_matthewsckbog019b
May Greenville County SC
Mountain Bridge Wilderness
Flowers have pale blue anthers and exude a spicy fragrance, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.