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Dianthus armeria

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Deptford pink
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Average, well-drained soil; biennial grown as an annual; prefers cool temperatures; drought tolerant

Description:
Perennial herbs; leaves narrow and often gray-waxy; flowers 5-parted, often fragrant, pink-lilac, pink-purple or white.
Season:
Early summer into fall
Light:
Sun to light shade
Color:
Rose with white spots
Height:
8-24 in.
Foliage:
Narrow, grasslike leaves are arranged in pairs; stiff, erect stem; slenderly branched
Flower:
Small, flat-topped cluster of deep pink flowers with white spots; five petals; jagged edges; long, thin bract at base of flower
Site:
Dry fields, roadsides, waste places
Poison Part:
Leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis, ingestion.
Symptoms:
No reports of ingestion. Skin irritation reported from contact with clove pinks.
Toxic Principle:
Triterpenoid saponins.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; florist plants; landscape in flower garden as herbaceous perennial.
Life Cycle:
Biennial
Tags:
cpp

NCCES plant id: 61

Dianthus armeria Dianthus armeria
Olibac, CC BY - 2.0
Dianthus armeria Dianthus armeria
pverdonk, CC BY-NC-2.0
Dianthus armeria Dianthus armeria
Steve Guttman, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0