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Dianthus sylvestris
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Dianthus sylvestris L.

Synonyms - Boissier Dianthus, Dianthus godronianus, inodorus Dianthus, Dianthus virgineus.

Popular names - garofita salbatica, garofanino selvatico.

Distribution and Habitat - increases the debris, limestone substratum, 0 to 2400 m altitude.

Description - Perennial species, stem short and woody. Basal leaves numerous, linear, 0.5 - 1.2 mm wide, green. Flowers solitary at stem tip, slightly scented or odorless. Scvamele epicaliciului 2-5, obovate, with mucron obviously coriacee, a quarter or third of the length of calyx. Gamosepal calyx, tubular, 12-30 x 4-7 mm. Glabra petals, pink, toothed or entire. Stamens 10. Blooms in May-August. Fruit cylindrical capsule with apical dehiscence. Seeds numerous, obovate, concave on one side, black or blackish brown. 2n = 30



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