Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria
Family Caryophyllaceae

* Flowers with 5 petals, bluntly diamond-shaped with long bristly bracts, 1/2".
* Leaves needlelike.
* Very slender, stiff stem.
* Height: 8-20".

Natural History:
* Flowers May - July.
* Habitat: Dry fields, roadsides.
* Range: Quebec and Ontario south.
* Introduced from Europe.

* In Latin, Dianthus armeria means "God's flower."

* "There is a little wilde creeping Pinke, which groweth in our pastures neere about London, and in other places, but especially in the great field next to Deptford, by the path side as you go from Redriffe to Greenwich."
-John Gerard, 1633


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008