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Connecticut Plants
Maiden Pink
Dianthus deltoides L.

Maiden pink is distinguished from Deptford pink by the larger flowers with broader petals, notched at the tips, and the dark ring near the center.

  • Family: pink (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Habitat: fields, roadsides and waste places
  • Height: 6-16 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: bright pink
  • Flowering time: May to July
  • Origin: Europe, Asia
Dianthus deltoides L.
Dianthus deltoides L.