Dianthus carthusianorum

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Dianthus carthusianorum
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
D. carthusianorum
Binomial name
Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus carthusianorum, commonly known as 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 elevations of up to 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) in mountains.[1][2]

It is a variable herbaceous perennial plant growing to 60 centimeters (24 in) tall. The leaves are slender, up to 7 centimeters (2.8 in) long and 5 millimeters (0.20 in) broad. The flowers are 18–20 millimeters (0.71–0.79 in) 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.