Dianthus seguieri

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Dianthus seguierii
Caryophyllaceae - Dianthus seguieri.JPG
Flowers of Dianthus seguieri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
Species: D. seguieri
Binomial name
Dianthus seguieri
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Synonyms
  • Dianthus collinus Waldst. & Kit.
  • Dianthus seguieri subsp. italicus, Tutin [1]

Dianthus seguieri, common name Sequier's Pink, is a herbaceous perennial plant[2] of the genus Dianthus belonging to the Caryophyllaceae family.

Etymology[edit]

The genus name Dianthus derives from the Greek words for divine ("dios") and flower ("anthos"), while the species name seguieri honors the French botanist Jean-François Séguier (1733 – 1784).[1]

Description[edit]

Close-up on a flower of Dianthus seguieri

Dianthus seguieri is a hemicryptophyte scapose plant[1][2] reaching 25–60 centimetres (9.8–23.6 in) in height.[1][3] This carnation has green lanceolate leaflets and pink flowers, with purple markings in the centre.[2][3] The flowering period extends from June through September.[1][2] The fruits are capsules with several brown seeds.[1]

Distribution[edit]

This species is present in southern and central Europe, mainly in Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.[2][3]

Habitat[edit]

Dianthus seguieri grows in dry meadows at an altitude of 100–1,000 metres (330–3,280 ft) above sea level.[1][2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Acta Plantarum
  2. ^ a b c d e f Luirig Altervista
  3. ^ a b c d Pignatti S. - Flora d'Italia – Edagricole – 1982. Vol. I, pag. 266

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