Rosy Plectritis, also known as Shortspur Seablush or just Sea Blush (Plectritis Congesta) is a rare annual forb in the Valerian Family (Valerianaceae). It’s native to western North America. Blooms Apr-Jun and grows 0.5-2 ft. It’s found in undisturbed and/or restored prairies, meadows, savannas and forest openings. Likes moist to dry soils and partial to full sun exposure.
Although natural occurrences near civilization are rare, in undisturbed natural areas Rosy Plectritis has the ability to paint entire hillsides pink in the spring. It’s one of the plants used in the restoration of savannas, meadows, wet prairies and upland prairies; it’s also sometimes used as an ornamental for garden beauty.