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Deptford pink
Dianthus armeria L.

Overview

Appearance
Dianthus armeria is a herbaceous annual or biennial plant growing to 1-2.5 ft. (0.3-0.8 m) tall.
Foliage
They have patches of fine white hairs beneath each opposite pair of leaves, otherwise they are mostly glabrous. The opposite leaves are up to 3 in. (1.6 cm) long and 0.13 in. (0.32 cm) across. They are linear, sessile, and usually slightly pubescent. The base of each pair of leaves wraps around the stem in a sheath, where the stem is somewhat broader and knobby.
Flowers
Each flower is about 0.33 in. (0.85 cm) across, consisting of 5 spreading petals, a tubular green calyx with 5 teeth, 10 stamens with pink anthers, and 2 styles. The petals are pink with small white dots. Each petal is wedge-shaped at its base, and crenate or dentate toward its outer edge.
Fruit
Each seed is orbicular or rein form and flattened with small bumps across its surface. The root system consists of a slender taproot. This plant spreads by reseeding itself.
Ecological Threat
This plant will over take roadsides, ditches and fields.

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Dianthus spp.
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Dianthus spp.
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Dianthus armeria
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Dianthus armeria
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carnation
Dianthus spp.
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Dianthus armeria
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Dianthus armeria
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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus

Other System Links

Plants: DIAR
Bayer: DINAR
GRIN: 13813
ITIS: 20276
NPDN Pest: PAZAEBA

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Deptford pink carnation, Deptford's pink

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs