Dianthus plumarius

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Dianthus plumarius


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.


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.


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