Dianthus libanotis

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Dianthus libanotis
Dianthus libanotis illustration.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
D. libanotis
Binomial name
Dianthus libanotis

Dianthus atomarius Boiss.

Dianthus libanotis, the Mount Libanus pink or Lebanon pink, is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Caryophyllaceae.[1][2][3][4]


It is a 25–60 cm high perennial subshrub with spiny leaves. Its white petals are dotted with crimson and pink. Its hermaphrodite fragrant flowers end in filiform tassels that bloom from June to August.[5][6]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Dianthus libanotis is endemic to parts of western Asia, it grows on rocky outcrops in Lebanon, Syria and northern Israel and Armenia.[6][5]


  1. ^ a b "Dianthus libanotis Labill. — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  2. ^ "Dianthus libanotis Labill". www.lebanon-flora.org (in French). Université Saint Joseph, Beyrouth. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  3. ^ Encyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature. 1810-01-01.
  4. ^ Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de; Poiret, Jean Louis Marie (1816-01-01). Encyclopédie Méthodique. Botanique (in French). Agasse.
  5. ^ a b "Dianthus libanotis Labill. | Flora of Israel Online". Flora of Israel Online. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
  6. ^ a b "Dianthus libanotis". www.mnp.am. Retrieved 2016-12-23.