A pretty, unobtrusive immigrant from Europe is the Deptford Pink, resembling the familiar Sweet William of our gardens, and to which it is a near relative. When one considers that this Pink belongs to the same family as the famous Lawson Pink of ten-thousand dollar parentage, it is not difficult to imagine that it feels ill at ease and out of its class in our fields and meadows, or along our grassy roadsides, where it has become thoroughly naturalized. It is a stiff, erect annual, growing from six to eighteen inches high, and is covered with very fine hairs. The slender, green stalk is slightly branching. The long, narrow pointed leaves are strongly ribbed, downy surfaced, and firm-textured. They occur in alternating pairs, which unite and clasp the stem with a prominent joint. The lower ones are blunt at the tip. The small, five-petalled flowers usually occur in pairs, terminally clustered or springing from the axils of the leaves on short, slender stems. The large, five-parted, green, tubular calyx is guarded by four narrow, stiff, sharply toothed and pointed bracts, which give the flowering head a crowded and bayonneted appearance. The bud reminds one of an oat. The oblong petals have finely notched tips. They are deep pink in colour, and the surface is minutely speckled with whitish dots. The generic name, Dianthus, signifying Jove's own flower, was applied to the Pinks by Theophrastus, the Greek philosopher, who greatly admired their exquisite fragrance and beauty. This Pink is found from Maine to Virginia, and westward to Michigan and Iowa, during July and August.