Deptford Pink – Dianthus armeria – Added to USWildflowers Database

Deptford Pink, a non-native, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/12/2011.)  Scientific name is Dianthus armeria.  It is listed as an  invasive species by some authorities.  It’s also known by the common name  Mountain Pink, although that common name (as happens often with common names) also applies to another species (Centaurium beyrichii.)  Photo below was taken in Haywood County, NC on July 12, 2010.

Deptford Pink - Dianthus armeria

Deptford Pink – Dianthus armeria

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