Dianthus armeria L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Deptford pink

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Dianthus armeria L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000643086. Accessed on: 03 Dec 2021'

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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    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 


    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,

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 


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

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    • Distribution Map

      • Native distribution
      Found in
      • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

      Nationally Preferred Names

      Deptford pinkEnglishIE
      Lus gile DeptfordIrishIE

      Other Local Names

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


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

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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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      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. 2018.
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