Deptford Pink

Name: Deptford Pink

Scientific name: Dianthus armeria

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 100

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About: This plant has declined rapidly in range and is now known in only around 15 sites in the UK. It prefers light, sandy, acidic soil and open conditions to grow well.

How to identify: Look for long flower stalks and pink petals with delicate spots and ragged edges.

Where: Very localised and rare, scattered in England, Wales and Ireland.

Fantastic fact: This plant is classified as Vulnerable in Great Britain and afforded special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

Photograph credit: ukwildflowers.com