Dianthus carthusianorum

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Dianthus carthusianorum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
Species: D. carthusianorum
Binomial name
Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus carthusianorum (Carthusian Pink) is a species of Dianthus, native to Europe, from Spain north to Belgium and Poland, and east to Ukraine, occurring in dry, grassy habitats at altitudes of up to 2,500 m in mountains.[1][2]

It is a variable herbaceous perennial plant growing to 60 cm tall. The leaves are slender, up to 7 cm long and 5 mm broad. The flowers are 18–20 mm wide, dark pink to purple, occasionally white; they are produced several together in tight flowerhead.[2][3]



  1. ^ Flora Europaea: Dianthus carthusianorum
  2. ^ a b Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. ISBN 0-340-40170-2
  3. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.