Dianthus plumarius

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Dianthus plumarius

Description

Perennial, polymorphous cushion plant with a strong primary root. Leaves linear, stiff, erect, c. 1 mm broad, 3-nerved. Flowers fragrant, solitary or 2-3 together. Petals white, red or spotted, the lamina irregularly divided into 1/4-1/2, with narrow lobes, usually bearded.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa cultivated)
Indigenous to the eastern part of the European Alps. In Malesia occasionally cultivated in Java as an ornamental, but not flowering well at lower altitudes.

Citation

Backer, Schoolfl. Java. 1911: 81
Backer & Bakh. f., Fl. Java. 1963: 213