Thursday, June 24, 2010

Look For It Now: Maiden Pink

Eye-catching in color, the delicate Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides) can be found growing in fields and by roadways. It blooms from May to July, and grows from about 1/2-foot to 16-inches high. Don't be fooled by Deptford Pink, which also blooms in Vermont. Maiden Pink can be distinguished from Deptford by its broader petals with notched tips, and a pinkish-red ring toward the center of the flower. Photos by Meghan Oliver.

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