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Maiden-pink - Dianthus deltoides

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Perennial with puberulent foliage from a branched caudex, forming loose mats. Stems trailing to ascending, 10–40 cm. Leaves sessile, linear, erect, 15–25 mm long. Inflorescence a few-flowered, linear-bracted, open cyme, rarely 1-flowered. Flowers: calyx 25- to 30-veined, 8–17 mm long, glabrous; petals pink, the blade 4–9 mm long. Capsule 12–13 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Much of temperate N. America. Introduced from Europe. One collection from Beaverhead Co. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Roadsides, sagebrush steppe; valleys. Much of temperate N. America. Introduced from Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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