What is that bright red beauty that I glimpse through the forest? This isn’t a bird at all, but its colors mimic those of that eye-catching songbird — the bright red of the mature males with the lime green of females and immature birds. Spigelia marilandica has a couple of common names around here — Indian pink is how I know it; others prefer pink root. Either way, it’s a gorgeous member of our early summer flora. The color and shape of this flower indicate that it’s hummingbird-pollinated. There may also be other insects with proboscises long enough to reach the nectar deep in the flower tube.