Dianthus plumarius

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  • Botanical Name : Dianthus plumarius L.
  • The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios ("god") and anthos ("flower"), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.

  • Synonyms : Caryophyllus plumarius Moench
  • Plant Family : Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb

About Dianthus plumarius Plant :

  • Habit : An annual herb.
  • Leaves : Simple, opposite, entire.
  • Flowers :
    • Pink to red, white coloured, actinomorphic.
    • Sepals 5, petals 5, polypetalous, brightly coloured, 10 stamens.
  • Fruit : Fruit dry and splits open when ripe.
  • Significance : Generally grown as an ornamental plant.