Dianthus armeria L.
  • Sp. Pl. : 410 (1753)
  • Deptford pink

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Dianthus armeria L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000643086. Accessed on: 05 Jun 2023'

General Information

Annual or biennial, 2–6 dm, the stem usually strigose below the nodes; basal lvs numerous, narrowly oblanceolate; cauline lvs 5–10 pairs, linear to lanceolate, 3–8 cm × 2–8 mm, pubescent; fls in congested, 3–9-fld cymes, often surpassed by the slender, erect bracts; cal villous-puberulent, 12–20 mm, (20–)25-nerved; pet-blade elliptic-oblanceolate, 4–5 mm, dentate, pink or rose, dotted with white; fr equaling the cal; 2n=30. Native of Europe, established as a weed from Que. and Ont. to B.C., s. to Fla. and Ark. May–July.

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    30–60 cm hoch, Stängel besonders oben rau behaart, ohne sterile Triebe. Blätter lineal, bis über 10 cm lang. Blüten zu 2–10 in kopfigen, von Blättern umgebenen Blütenständen. Kelchschuppen schmal-lanzettlich, mit langer Spitze,

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    6–8. Wegränder, Gebüsche, Weinberge, kollin(-montan). M, zerstreut A und J.

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    • 1
    • ]. 

    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Deptford pinkEnglishIE
    Lus gile DeptfordIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    Oeillet armériaFrenchCH
    Garofano a mazzettiItalianCH
    Raue NelkeGermanCH
    Deptford pink, oeillet arméria


    • 1 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 2 Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern US and Canada
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    Irish Vernacular Names
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • E Flora of North America Association
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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