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Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria

Other Names: Grass Pink

Family
Flower
  • 1.5 cm (0.5 inch) head
  • 5 dark pink petals with serrated edges and small white spots
  • lance-shaped bracts below flower head
  • in clusters at the top of upright stems
Leaf
  • 2.5-10 cm (1-4 inches), long, thin, upright, pale green
  • opposite arrangement
Location
  • in most areas throughout North America
  • found in dry, open areas and along roads
Flowering Time
  • May - September
Other
  • from Europe
  • plant is 15-60 cm (6-24 inches) tall
Name Origin
  • the flower was once abundant in Deptford, England, giving it its common name
Deptford Pink flower

Deptford Pink flower

Deptford Pink Leaves