Dianthus alpinus

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Alpine pink
Schneeberg - flower.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
Species: D. alpinus
Binomial name
Dianthus alpinus
L.

Dianthus alpinus, Alpine Pink is a perennial herb endemic in the Alps of Eastern Austria.[1]

Description[edit]

Alpine Pink is a short (2–10 cm high) perennial, with linear to lanceolate leaves, 15–25 mm long and 2–5 mm wide.[2]

Flowering period from June to August.

Chromosome number: 2n=30.

Distribution & Habitat[edit]

A calcicole, the species is found in the north-eastern limestone Alps of Austria from the Totes Gebirge in the west to Semmering and the Schneeberg in the east.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fischer, M. A.; Adler, W.; Oswald, K. (2005). Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol. Linz. ISBN 3-85474-140-5. 
  • Grey-Wilson, C; Blamey, Marjorie (1979). The alpine flowers of Britain and Europe. Collins. ISBN 0002197499. 
  • Sauerbier, Langer (2000). Alpenpflanzen - Endemiten von Nizza bis Wienlocation=Eching. ISBN 3-930167-41-7. 
  • Tutin, T.G.; Walters, S.M. (22 April 1993). "Dianthus". In T. G. Tutin. Psilotaceae to Platanaceae. Flora Europea. 1 (2 ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 239. ISBN 978-0-521-41007-6. 
  • Wendelberger (1984). Alpenpflanzen - Blumen, Gräser, Zwergsträucher. München. ISBN 3-7632-2975-2. 

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