Plant ID forum: Tiny surreal pink mountain meadow flower

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Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Jul 23, 2017 8:42 AM CST
I love this little flower. My elevation is about 1200' but it doesn't usually grow down by me. It was transplanted. I see it on the mountainside in the meadow. The flowers are less than an inch. The picture doesn't do the color justice. The color pops bright dark pink. I start seeing it early summer. It looks single stemmed but only one flower blooms at a time. There are other buds on the stalk. I can't see any leaves and I haven't moved the other plants to see the bottom. The stem is greyish green making the flower stand out more.


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Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Jul 23, 2017 9:46 AM CST
Sweet William? Some kind of Dianthus.
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jul 23, 2017 1:04 PM CST
Dianthus armeria, I think.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 23, 2017 1:16 PM CST
I agree, looks like Dianthus; either D. armeria or D. deltoides, both found in your part of N.Y.

Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)
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Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides)
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Name: Anita
West Fulton, NY (Zone 5a)
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Lioba
Jul 23, 2017 1:25 PM CST
Lin,
Thank you for your work. I believe it is Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides). Oh I am so happy to have a name. Now I will label it on the landscape photo!
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Jul 23, 2017 2:51 PM CST
D. deltoids is around 6"; D. armeria is taller, if that helps.

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