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Deptford-pink - Dianthus armeria
Other Names:  Grass Pink

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 0

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General Description
Annual or biennial. Stems 15–50 cm, hairy near nodes. Leaves hirsute, linear, 2–8 cm long, those of the stem erect. Inflorescence of few, bracteate, several-flowered, tight clusters. Flowers: calyx ca. 20-veined, 10–20 mm long, pubescent; petals deep pink with white dots, 15–22 mm long. Capsule 10–16 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range


Range Comments
Throughout temperate North America and much of the world. Introduced from Europe (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 45

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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus occidentalis (Thorp et al. 1983).


  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Thorp, R.W., D.S. Horning, and L.L. Dunning. 1983. Bumble bees and cuckoo bumble bees of California (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 23:1-79.
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    • Cope, M.G. 1992. Distribution, habitat selection and survival of transplanted Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in the Tobacco Valley, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 60 p.
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