- a bog plant, Helonias bullata, of the lily family, native to the eastern U.S., having a dense spike of small, fragrant pink flowers.
- arethusa(def 1).
- 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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Historical Examples of swamp pink
Green sprouts of the sassafras, hazel, blueberry, and swamp-pink found.