Description This wildflower is in the family of Caryophyllaceae or Carnation.This delicate plant can be identified by its white-spotted, toothed petals and its hairy, united sepals.This is an introduced annual or biennial herb; erect, stiff, jointed stem.It grows to a height of 8-30 in.Its leaves at base are, linear, slightly hairy, dark green, to 1-4 in long, to 0.3 in wide; on stem, opposite, narrower, in 5-10 pairs.The flowers are bright pink to magenta, 5-parted, 0.3-0.6 in wide; held in small flat terminal cluster of 2-5 flowerheads.The fruit is a capsule, cylindrical, with 4 valves opening to 4 teeth.It flowers from May to October.You will find this blooming in gardens, pastures, fields, open woods, woodland edges, railways, roadsides, disturbed sites; also grown as an ornamental.Native to Europe; introduced as an ornamental; escaped and naturalized throughout North America; not found in Alaska, northern or central Canada, Arizona, or North Dakota.Photographed in Summitville, New York, USA
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