Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Dianthus armeria L. subsp. armeria image
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Family Caryophyllaceae
Dianthus armeria L. subsp. armeria
Deptford pink
Dianthus: from Greek dios, "divine," and anthos, "flower," this was the divine flower or the flower of Zeus
armeria: Latinized from the old French name armoires for a cluster-headed dianthus
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 8"-24" tall, delicate forb; stems mostly hairy below the nodes
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, toothed petals with white spots; hairy, united sepals; inflorescence with 3-5 flowers in a tight, branched cluster (cyme); blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:mostly less than 1/4" wide, many basal leaves and 5-10 pairs of stem leaves
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Dianthus armeria L.

         
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