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Plant Details

Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria

Deptford Pink

Scientific Name:

Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria

Common Name:

Deptford Pink

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Full-sun - Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic - Sub-xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Fields, roadsides, pastures; common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Native of Europe.

Bristly looking little plant which seeds itself and refuses to cooperate in the garden. However, the bloom is so bright that I often leave it (though it is not a native plant), mowing around it!

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Bloom & Buds

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Bloom Close Up

The flower, which is about half an inch across, has tiny toothed edges and white specks on the petals.

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=5536ht


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