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Dianthus carthusianorum - carnation field
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Dianthus carthusianorum L.

Synonyms - carpaticus Dianthus, Dianthus congestum, guliae Dianthus, Dianthus vaginatus,

Popular names - carnation field, garofano selvatico, Karthauser-nélkül, Kalanfir.

Distribution and Habitat - grows in a dry, sunny rocks and around Europe.

Description - herbaceous perennial. Stem erect, simple or branched, 25-65 cm, glabra. Leaves opposite, lamina linear-spatulate, 3-13 cm, green edges glabrata. Blossom dense, 4-15 flowers; bractei lanceolata, equal to or greater than the calyx, herbaceous, 4-6 bracteole, brown, oblong-obovata. Pedicel 0.1-2 mm. Flowers subsesile, 40-45 ribbed calyx, 10-15 mm glabru SEPA ovata, 3-4 mm dark pink or purple petals, 10-15 mm, top gear. Blooms in June-September. Capsule 8-10 mm. Seeds 1.6-2 mm, irregular-circular, dark brown to black. 2n = 30.

Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. capillifrons - endemic species in Europe;

Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. carthusianorum - Au, Be, Cz, Ga, Ge, HS, HU, IT, Ju, Po, Rm, Rs;

Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. polonicus - endemic species in Europe;

Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. tenors - endemic species in Europe;

Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. tenuifolius - endemic species in Europe;

Natural partners and Garden - Alyssum sp., Bromus erectus, Campanula sp., Fumana vulgaris, Galium mollugo, Ophrys sp., Prunella laciniata, Scabiosa columbaria, Thymus sp..

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