Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Dianthus:
Dianthus armeria
Deptford pink 
Blooms: June - August
Habit: herb
Duration: annual,biennial
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Distribution: Introduced in most of the United States
Habitat: Escaped from gardens
Species Description:

General: Usually glabrous annual or biennial, the stems stiffly erect, 2-6 dm. tall.
Leaves: Leaves linear, opposite, 4-10 cm. long and 2-5 mm. wide, the cauline appressed, reduced above.
Flowers: Flowers several in a congested inflorescence; calyx tubular, 5-lobed, 15 mm. long, 20-25 nerved, with 1-3 pairs of bracts at the base; petals 5, pink to red, 20-25 mm. long, clawed, the blades rhombic-obovate, toothed; stamens 10; styles 2.
Fruits: Capsule 1-celled, opening by 4 valves, about equal to the calyx.
Accepted Name:
Dianthus armeria L.
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Dianthus armeria
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Dianthus armeria specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Dianthus armeria specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Dianthus armeria treatment.

E-Flora BC: Dianthus armeria atlas page.

CalPhotos: Dianthus armeria images.

USDA Plants Database: Dianthus armeria.
Additional photographs of Dianthus armeria:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Bud Kovalchik

Bud Kovalchik

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

G. D. Carr, 2006

Paul Slichter, 2005

Paul Slichter, 2005

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Roger T. George, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Brian Luther, 2015

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Craig Althen, 2012

Craig Althen, 2017

Craig Althen, 2017

Craig Althen, 2017
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