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Dianthus deltoides

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Maiden pink
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Description:
Perennial herbs; leaves narrow and often gray-waxy; flowers 5-parted, often fragrant, pink-lilac, pink-purple or white.
Season:
Late spring into early summer
Height:
6-16 in.
Foliage:
Hairy, loosely tufted; prostrate shoots with short leaves
Flower:
Bright pink single flowers; broad petals notched at the tip; dark ring near the center
Site:
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:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2551

Dianthus deltoides Dianthus deltoides flower detail
Photo by Joan Simon, CC-BY-SA-2.0