Red – Pink

Below is a list of the most common Red – Pink Flowers in the area. Please click on an individual flower for detailed information and pictures.

Corn Cockle

Agrostemma githago Family Pink (Caryophyllaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Roadsides, meadows Status Non-Native Cycle Annual Height 1-3' Flower Pink to reddish with light color in center and often dark lines radiating from the center. Flower has 5 petals and 5 sepals which are much longer than the petals. Leaf Leaves are simple, long, and narrow. They...

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Pink Pyrola

Pyrola Asarifolia Family Shinleaf (Pyrolaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Moist forest Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 6-15" Flower Single red-stemmed spike cluster 3-6" long with up to 20 small pink flowers. Each flower is 1/4" to 1/2" wide and have 5 round petals that hang down as bell-shaped flowers. Leaf Leaves are round, dark green 2-3"...

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Twinflower

Linnaea borealis Family Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Moist forest, bogs Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 3-6" Flower Flowers come in pairs at the tip of the flower stalk. They are pale pink, nodding, elongated bell-shaped and are fragrant. Leaf  Leaves are in pairs (opposite) and are round with some rounded teeth at the tip...

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Mullein – Pink

Lychnis coronaria Family Pink (Caryophyllaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Meadows, forest Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-3' Flower  Flowers have 5 crimson to deep rose color petals. One or a few flowers per plant and one flower at the end of a flower stalk. Leaf  Leaves are in pairs 5-10 pairs along the stem. They are...

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Deptford Pink

Dianthus armeria Family Pink (Caryophyllaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Meadows, fields Status Non-Native Cycle Annual/Perennial Height 8-20" Flower Pink to red flowers at tips of stems are composed of 5 wedge-shaped petals with white spots. Petals are rounded with notches at the tips. Flowers are about 1/2" diameter. Leaf Leaves are narrow and linear 1-2" long...

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Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca Family Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Dunes, roadsides, fields Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 2-5' Flower Pink, fragrant flower clusters are dome or ball shaped. What appear to be petals are cup-shaped structures, each surrounding a single, curved horn. The 5 curved petals are immediately below this crown. Below the petals are 5...

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Milkweed – Swamp

Asclepias incarnata Family Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Wet, sunny, near streams and lakes, ditches, marshes Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 2-4' Flower Fragrant rosy red and white flowers 1/4" wide form several flat clusters 2-4" wide. Individual flowers have 5 downward curving petals and 5 upward petals resembling a crown. Leaf Leaves are smooth,...

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Musk Mallow

Malva moschata Family Mallow (Malvaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Meadows, roadsides Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-3' Flower Musk mallow has large, pink or white showy flowers. They have 5 petals, notched at the tips with a central core of bushy pink stamens. Leaf Leaves are palmately compound with 5 lobes deeply cut almost to the...

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Rose – Smooth

Rosa blanda Aiton Family Rose (Rosaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Forest edges, dunes, meadows Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-3' Flower Flowers are conspicuous, up to 3" wide with single or a few flowered clusters. Five pink petals surround a central yellow disk supporting numerous stamens. Leaf Leaves are alternate, pinnately compound with 5-7 leaflets on...

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Bouncing Bet – P

Saponaria officinalis Family Pink (Caryophyllaceae) Bloom Summer, fall Habitat Fields, meadows, roadsides Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-2' Flower Several white or pink flowers 1" wide form open clusters. Each flower has 5 heart-shaped petals. The base of the blossom is a long green tube. Leaf Leaves are narrow and 2-3" long with a pointed...

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Vetch – Crown

Coronilla varia Family Bean or Pea (Fabaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Sunny, roadsides, fields Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-2' Flower Round clusters of clover-like bi-colored (pink & white) flowers on long stalks that arise from leaf axils. Leaf Leaves are pinnately compound with 10-20 fuzzy leaflets. The central hairy leafstalk terminates in a thread-like tendril...

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Morning Glory

Also known as Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis Family Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Meadows, wood edges, fence rows Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-6' Flower Flowers are white or pink tubes or funnel-shaped 2" wide with 5 petals that fuse together to form the flower. Leaf Leaves are opposite, toothless, arrowhead-shaped and alternate on the...

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Burdoc

Arctium minus Family Composite (Compositae) Bloom Summer, fall Habitat Meadows, forest edges, fence rows, roadsides Status Non-Native Cycle Biennial Height 2-6' Flower Pink to purplish tubular florets on top of a green shiny bur. Leaf Upper leaves are heart-shaped but without indentation. Lower leaves are larger and can be up to 12" long. Leafstalks are...

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Joe-Pye Weed

Eupatorium maculatum Family Composite (Compositae) Bloom Summer Habitat Bogs, marshes, streams, lakes, ditches Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 2-10' Flower Flowers are found in large flat clusters of pink-purple flowers 5-10" wide. Hundreds of individual flowers 1/4" wide make up the flower head. Leaf Whorls of 4-5 long, narrow leaves pointed at both ends. Leaves...

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Knapweed – Spotted

Centaurea maculosa Family Composite (Compositae) Bloom Summer Habitat Dry, sun, meadows, fields, dunes, roadsides Status Non-Native - INVASIVE Cycle Biennial Height 1-4' Flower Each plant produces 25-100 lavender flower heads. Each flower is a shaggy blossom about 1" wide. Flowers are at the end of the stems. The central part of the flower consists of...

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Pea – Everlasting

Lathyrus latifolius Family Pea or Bean (Fabaceae) Bloom Summer, fall Habitat Roadsides, fields Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-7' Flower Flowers range from white to dark purple but are usually pink. They resemble the cultivated sweet pea. It has 4-10 showy blossoms in a cluster near the tip of the smooth flower stalk which may...

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Thistle – Bull

Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Tenore Family Composite (Compositae) Bloom Summer Habitat Meadows, roadsides Status Non-Native Cycle Biennial Height 2-6' Flower Flower heads are usually single but may have as many as 3 flowers on top of the stem. Flowers are pink to red and may be as large as 2". Stiff yellow-tipped spines cover the flower...

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Thistle – Canada

Cirsium arvense Family Composite (Compositae) Bloom Summer, fall Habitat Meadows, roadsides Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 2-6' Flower Flowers are globular and pink to rose colored about 1/2" wide. Many flowers per plant. Leaf There are many leaves and they alternate along the stem. They are finer than those of the Bull Thistle. Notes The...

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Cardinal Flower

Lobelia cardinalis Family Bellflower (Campanulaceae) Bloom Late summer, early fall Habitat Wet, shade, marshes, along streams & lakes Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 2-4' Flower Scarlet red flowers are on a tall open spike. Flowers alternate on a stem with the bottom flowers opening before the upper. They have 5 narrow petals with 2 upper...

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Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium Family Evening Primrose (Onagraceae) Bloom Summer, early fall Habitat Dry, roadsides, recently burned woodland, meadows Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 2-6' Flower Flowers have 4 rounded petals that form a spike cluster of pink-purple. White stigma at the center of each flower is elongated and terminates in 4 lobes. Clusters can be 6-12"...

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Spring Beauty

Claytonia carolinian Michx. Family Purslane (Portulacaceae) Bloom Spring Habitat Forest, shade, moist soil Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 3-6" Flower Flowers usually have 5 white or pink petals conspicuously marked with dark pink veins. Leaf A single pair of smooth leaves are halfway up the stem. They are oval 3-8 times as long as wide....

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Trillium-Red

Trillium erectum Family Lily (Liliaceae) Bloom Spring Habitat Deciduous Forest Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 6-24" Flower Flowers have dark red pointed petals and 3 sharply pointed green sepals. Leaf There are three pointed leaves 3-4" long in a whorl around a single stem. Each leaf has a network of veins. Notes Red Trillium bloom...

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Geranium-Wild

Geranium maculatum Family Geranium (Geraniaceae) Bloom Spring Habitat Woods, meadows Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-2' Flower Attractive pink, rose-purple, blue, or white flowers appear either singly or as a few clusters at the end of a hairy flower stalk. Flowers are made up of 5 petals that usually have dark veins and are 1-2"...

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Bearberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Family Heath (Ericaceae) Bloom Spring, early summer Habitat Sun, sand, dunes Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 6-12" Flower Flowers are pink or white with pink tinges. They are oval in shape constricted at the mouth then flaring into 5 spreading lobes. Flowers form in clusters of 5-10 at the end of branches. Leaf...

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Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis Family Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) Bloom Late Spring, summer Habitat Deciduous forest, shade Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 1-2' Flower Flowers are reddish with yellow centers which hang or nod at the end of a slender stem. The flower is made up of 5 upside down tubes that form a bell. The spurs are filled...

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Dame’s Rocket

Hesperis matronalis Family Mustard (Cruciferae) Bloom Late spring, early summer Habitat Meadows, roadsides, forest edges Status Non-Native Cycle Biennial, Perennial Height 3-4' Flower Open clusters of pink (sometimes white or purple) flowers with 4 petals, each about 1" in diameter. Leaf Leaves are alternate, short-stalked or stalkless. Margins are usually finely toothed. Notes Fruit is...

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Herb Robert

Geranium robertianum Family Geranium (Geraniaceae) Bloom Late spring, summer Habitat Deciduous forest and edges Status Native Cycle Annual, Perennial Height 6-24" Flower Flowers are pink to reddish-purple with 5 petals with dark streaks. flowers are about 1/2" in diameter and are often found in pairs on hairy flower stalks. Leaf Leaves are fern-like, deeply cut...

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Lady’s Slipper – Pink

Cypripedium acaule Family Orchid (Orchidaceae) Bloom Late spring, early summer Habitat Dry, shade, forest Status Native - Protected Michigan Wildflower - Do Not Disturb Cycle Perennial Height 6-15" Flower Flower is a single, nodding pink inflated lower pouch or "slipper" with red veins and a groove down the middle. Leaf There is a pair of...

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Lady’s Slipper – Showy

Cypripedium reginae Family Orchid (Orchidaceae) Bloom Late spring, early summer Habitat Wet, swamps, moist woods, slow-moving streams Status Native - Protected Michigan Wildflower - Do Not Disturb Cycle Perennial Height 1-3' Flower Flower is a pink and white ball-shaped pouch with wide white sepals and petals. There may be up to 3 flowers on separate...

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Polygala – Fringed

Also known as Gaywings Polygala paucifolia Family Milkwort (Polygalaceae) Bloom Late spring, early summer Habitat Wet, marshes, moist forest, near slow-moving streams Status Native Cycle Perennial Height 3-6" Flower Petals form a tube tipped with a delicate fringe. A pink or purple "wing" is on each side of this tube. Blossoms resemble orchids but there...

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Clover – Rabbit Foot

Trifolium arvense Family Pea or Bean (Fabaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Sun, fields, pastures, roadsides Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 4-16" Flower Flowers are made of cylindrical to round clusters of 50-100 pink to white flowers that appear as one large flower about 1" in diameter. Leaf Leaves are 3-parted and oblong. Notes Stems are hairy....

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Clover – Red

Trifolium pratense Family Pea or Bean (Fabaceae) Bloom Summer Habitat Sun, fields, pastures, roadsides Status Non-Native Cycle Perennial Height 6-24" Flower Flower is made up of clusters of 50-100 rosy red flowers that appear as one large flower about 1" in diameter. Leaf Leaves are typical 3-lobed clover leaves. Leaflets have white markings in a...

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