Dianthus haematocalyx Boiss. & Heldr.
Dianthus haematocalyx is a variable species occurring in mountains of the C & S Balkan Peninsula. The photo shows subsp. pindicola, which is confined to rocky and gravelly slopes, usually on serpentine, in NW Greece and adjacent parts of S Albania, forming neat cushions with somewhat glaucous leaves and deep pinkish purple petals. Four other subspecies have been recognized in Greece.AA. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 332 [Plate 8.4]