Dianthus armeria
Deptford pink

Dianthus armeria
Dianthus armeria
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Dianthus armeria
Common name: Deptford pink
Group: dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: annual; biennial
Origin: introduced from Europe
Plant height: 6 - 15"
Foliage: leaves hairy, opposite and entire, leaves 1-2" long
Flower: deep-pink, dotted with white, 1/2" wide
Flowering time: blooms late May to late September, usually July in August
Habitat: weed of dry, open ground of wastes, roadsides, fields
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a