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Dianthus sylvestris

Oeillet sauvage
Woodland Pink

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

22-24 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Linear

Height

40 cm

Description

The Greek word ‘dianthus’ comes from ‘dios’ meaning ‘god’ and ‘anthos’ meaning flower. The calyx, 3 cm long, is surrounded at the base by 2-5 oval-shaped, pointed scales.

Grows in light woodland. Found infrequently, except in protected areas where it grows freely, amongst grasses, in sunny-shady spaces.

Flowers

The flowers, solitary or in two’s, have pale to dark pink serrated petals.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, greyish-bluish green.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: splits open when ripe.

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