Nature’s designs are amazing. This is more than just a pink flower. The inner petal pattern makes it look like a double set of petals. The pale spots looked like water droplets at first but they’re too regular for that. And what a hot pink colour. The bees will come to that.
I’ve always known dianthus as a garden flower. I was surprised to see that it’s quite capable of living in the wild, without being pampered. It is a pretty thing. It reminds me of our mountain pinks, which are quite small, too. They’re not quite so fancy, though.
I was surprised when I learned that they were originally garden flowers that “escaped” because I see them in even remote locations and assumed they were wild. They must have an amazing ability to propagate.