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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.<ref name=fe>Flora Europaea: Dianthus carthusianorum</ref><ref name=blamey>Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. Template:ISBN</ref>

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.<ref name=blamey/><ref name=rhs>Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan Template:ISBN.</ref>