Dianthus armeria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Deptford pink
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Margery Melgaard  
Etymology: Dianthus: from Greek dios, "divine," and anthos, "flower," this was the divine flower or the flower of Zeus
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 8"-24" tall, delicate forb; stems mostly hairy below the nodes
Leaves: mostly less than 1/4" wide, many basal leaves and 5-10 pairs of stem leaves
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, toothed petals with white spots; hairy, united sepals; inflorescence with 3-5 flowers in a tight, branched cluster (cyme); blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Marguerite Thur  
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Merel R. Black  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Stephen L. Solheim  
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Richard Bauer  
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Margery Melgaard  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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