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Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria

The name Deptford pink comes from a town in England where the plant grew abundantly. This plant is distinguished from maiden pink by the small, uniformly pink flowers with narrow petals.

• Family: Pink (Caryophyllaceae)
• Habitat: roadsides, dry fields
• Height: 8-20 inches
• Flower size: 1/2 inch wide
• Flower color: pink
• Flowering time: May to September
• Origin: Europe

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.