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Dianthus armeria

Common Name: Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria
Dianthus armeria

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
Species: Dianthus armeria

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of this species are 0.5" and have 5 toothed petals that are bright pink and speckled with white.

The leaves are slender and grass-like. The plants grow to 20" in height.

Habitat & Range

Deptford pink grows in dry fields and trail-sides. It is native to Europe, and is found across the United States and southern Canada.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from June to August.

Deptford pink is an herbaceous biennial.

Featured image by James Dake.


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