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Dianthus barbatus
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Dianthus barbatus

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Popular names - Garofita garden, Bart-Nelke, garofano dei poets.

Distribution and Habitat - native to southern Europe, grows at the edge of forests, bushes and meadows.

Description - perennial herb, 30-70 cm tall, stems erect, round, simple or branched at the top. Leaves broad ovate-lanceolate, sessile, reticulated nerve rough edges. Flowers pedicel short, one 3-30, wrapped the bractei narrow linear, pointed, reflect. Scvame involucrale calicine 4, top setaceu, 15-18 mm, erect or slightly reflexes. Calyx cylindrical, 15-18 mm, green, purple top, glabru, narrow calyx teeth linear setaceu. Petals purple or dark, stained, petal obovata, triangular, toothed in front. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule.

Properties and Uses - cultivata in parks and gardens as ornamentals.

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