Scientific NameDianthus armeria
Deptford Pink grows in variety of drier spots. It can be found in dry fields and along roadsides. It can also be seen growing in a mowed lawn, where its normal height is a foot or so.
The leaf arrangement in Deptford Pink is opposite. Leaves can reach 5cm in length. Each leaf is entire. Leaves of this plant are needlelike.
This weed plant is cheerful because white-speckled blossoms open each morning as the sun hits them, and close in the evening. This is a non-native herbaceous plant. It is an annual weed plant which can reach 50cm in height
Flower Seed Head
The flowers of Deptford Pink have 5 regular parts and are up to 1.3cm wide. They are deep pink. Blooms first appear in late spring and continue into mid fall.
Deptford Pink is found in almost all of the US.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
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round or oval