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Bearing Witness to Local Natural History-- from the wildness of Indiana

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Deptford Pink: Dianthus armeria

                                          © Joni L. James


A speck of beauty so easily overlooked!

Standing tall between the space of two large stones
Reaching upward with slender round stem
Opposite leaves, linear in shape, graced with pubescence
A cluster of five pink petals dotted with white encircling
Ten stamens and two styles
You demand my attention.

Merely a speck against the stone
Vivid pink captures my attention.
In grasses nearby dwells a cluster of relation
Yet you dare to risk among the stone . . . alone.

Deptford Pink a traveler from England.
Dianthus armeria -- a speck of beauty.

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