Silene. Silene virginica L. (Fam. Caryophyllaceae). Catchfly. Wild Pink.—The wild pink, growing from Western New York to Minnesota and southward, was considered by the Indians poisonous and by Barton an anthelmintic. It is a slender herb having thin-spatulate or oblong-lanceolate leaves and deep crimson or scarlet flowers in a loose raceme.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.