Pink - Maiden Pink (Dianthus armeria)
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Deptford Pink - Maiden Pink (Dianthus armeria)
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The Deptford Pink flowers in the top of this picture are shown in their actual size of 1/2 inch.
According to the literature, they can grow as tall as 24 inches, but the ones we
have seen are not over 12 inches. The name of this wildflower came from Deptford,
England where there once were abundant fields of this little beauty, but now this area is
part of industrialized London.
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Deptford Pink buds and blossom with a long-antennaed visitor. There is always another of God's
wondrous creations for us to encounter and enjoy, if we simply take the time to do so. These
wildflowers bloom from May to July.
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) We have had some
problems in accurately identifying this flower. The literature says that Deptford
Pinks have 10 stamens, while this one has only 5. There is a similar species called
Maiden Pink, but the literature says that it has only one flower on each stem, while the
Deptford Pink has several flowers on each stem as this one does.
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