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Maiden pink [Dianthus deltoides]


Common Name: Maiden pink
Scientic Name: Dianthus deltoides
Colors: Red
Months Appearing: July, August

Up to 15 inches tall. Hairless. Basal leaves narrowly oval. stem leaves linear.

Flowers 1/3 to 1/2 inch diameter. Solitary. Petals toothed and wider than petals on Deptford pink. Dark band near base of petal.

Introduced from Europe. Mat-forming. Drought tolerant. found in disturbed areas.

Found in weeds at edge of road in Big Rapids, Michigan. August 5. 5912