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A perennial herb (Silene caroliniana) native to the eastern United States, having opposite leaves, sticky stems and calyces, and clusters of pink or white flowers.
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|Noun||1.||wild pink - a bog orchid with usually a solitary fragrant magenta pink blossom with a wide gaping corolla; Canada|
genus Arethusa - genus of bog orchids of North America and Japan
arethusa - any of several bog orchids of the genus Arethusa having 1 or 2 showy flowers
|2.||wild pink - perennial of eastern and central North America having short-stalked pink or white flowers in hairy clusters|
genus Silene - large widely distributed genus of plants having mostly showy flowers of various colors: campion; catchfly
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