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Grass Pink

Posted on Jun 24, 2016

This Grass Pink, or Deptford Pink, (Dianthus armeria) is truly exceptional in terms of vibrant color for such a tiny plant. The wildflower is native to Europe, and though nonnative in our soil it does well without becoming invasive or dominating any landscape. What are we do to about such species? Try to remove them all at tremendous cost and inevitably failing? We have to focus on protecting our greatest conservation priorities and selectively dealing with the most dangerous invasive plants that crowd out or harm native endangered wildlife. There is no way to turn back the clock and restore a completely pristine North America, but we can manage what we have with the limited resources available to a good deal of success. In the mean time just try to enjoy species like this.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator