Unknown PINK flower

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Date Photo Taken: 17 July 2011
Location: west of Franklin NC
Posted By: skyflowerGA

Notes:

My sister spotted this beautiful flower near Buck Creek in North Carolina. I have searched all my wildflower books and do not see anything that resembles this plant. The leaves are thick/juicy and the flowers are six petaled and rounded. It is blooming now (July) but we could not get down to it to see if it had any fragrance.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    I believe this is a Rose Gentian or close cousin.
    http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/83452/
    Believing is one thing and for sure is another. The six petal count on one of the flowers has tossed the proverbial curve ball so, consider this an exercise in curosity and we’ll hope the cat doesn’t die.

    July 24th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

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