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Dianthus deltoides L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Maiden Pink

 

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

Not Fragrant 

Unscented Leaves 

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Description of Genus

Mostly herbaceous plants with narrow, opposite leaves. The flowers can be hermaphrodite or unisexual. The calyx forms a cylindrical tube which is covered to varying extents by between 1 and 3 pointed bracteoles. The petals are various, shades or pink and red, occasionally white. There are 10 stamens and 2 styles to each flower.

Habitats
Dunes & dune slacks
Grassland
Short turf
Dianthus deltoides
Quentin GroomFlower of Dianthus deltoides
Gordon Young
Habitat Notes

Dry grassland, dunes and hill pastures.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Widespread (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, July, August and September.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Heidenelke
Poland
Gozdzik kropkowany

Worldwide distribution

Temperate-Northern-Hemisphere