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Dianthus  biflorus Sm.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Dianthus  biflorus Sm. 
SynonymsDianthus cinnabarinus Boiss.
 Dianthus mercurii Heldr.
 Dianthus samaritanii Halácsy
Territory Southeastern EuropeGreece
rocks
Altitudemontane-subalpine
Description glabrous, green, leaves narrowly linear, rigid, 5-veined, vaginate, flowers 1-4, sessile, crowded, bracts red, calyx lobes lanceolate, petals abaxially yellow, sharply dentate
Size20-40cm
Colorcrimson
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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