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
  • 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.


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]


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]


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


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



  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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