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#NPOD: Roundleaf Catchfly #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 05/29/2015

Photo from May 30, 2004. Location: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN.

Note: See comment below from Forestry Service Botanist David Taylor, which brings this identification into question.

Roundleaf Catchfly – for more photos / info go to the  Silene rotundifolia detail page.

Roundleaf Catchfly - Silene rotundifolia

Roundleaf Catchfly – Silene rotundifolia

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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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