Common name: Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria L. APNI*
Synonyms: Dianthus armeria L. subsp. armeria APNI*
Description: Erect, shortly hairy annual.
Leaves linear, 2.5–6.5 cm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, apex ± acute, margins smooth.
Flowers 3–6 in clusters; pedicels 3–5 mm long; bracts herbaceous, 14–23 mm long, tapering to points often longer than those of the calyx teeth. Calyx 16–21 mm long with acute teeth. Petals narrow, 17–22 mm long, pink, toothed at apex.
Capsule cylindrical, 6–12 mm long, shorter than the calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of disturbed ground. Native to Eur. & Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by A. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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