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The Ragged School Blog Deptford

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Deptford Pink - Dianthus armeria

"there is a wilde creeping Pinke, which groweth in our pastures near about London..... but especially in the great fields next to Deptford, by the path as you go from Redriffe to Greenwich" ...Gerard's Herball of 1633

This plant is an endangered species and is protected, read here about how it is actually misnamed, and probably never actually grew in Deptford. Happily however, Chris Marshall did use the plant in DeptfordX 2001 on the side of Mumford Mill and the Laban building site. I have adopted the plant as the favicon for this blog.


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