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Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria

Deptford Pink

Scientific Name:

Dianthus armeria ssp. armeria

Genus:

Dianthus

Species Epithet:

armeria

Common Name:

Deptford Pink

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

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

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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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