|hi, my english is pretty bad but i try...
In french too the name refers to his smell, with the same animal. I find it in the reserv near Lyon called Miribel Jonage, that is the place between two old arm of the big river Rhône...just before Lyon. This area is much naturel because it's the spring of water for all the city... the plant was near the forest road in the raw.
The french one is less pink, but you can find it with your nose!
I took egally my picture without flash, for the same reason as you, and sometimes it's a hard work to wait the sun...