swamp pink


noun

a bog plant, Helonias bullata, of the lily family, native to the eastern U.S., having a dense spike of small, fragrant pink flowers.
any of several other pink-flowered plants that grow in wet places.

Origin of swamp pink

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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