Belongs to the Evening Primrose Family. A terminal, spike-like cluster of deep pink flowers and narrow willow-like leaves on a tall stem. This is a showy, post-fire invader and a spectacular sight in mass. The seeds are dispersed far and wide by long, white, silky hairs.
Spotted along the Old Indian Hiking Trail at Tamarac NWR. Plant was growing along the trail in an open woodland area.