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Dianthus  pinifolius Sm.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Dianthus  pinifolius Sm. 
SynonymsDianthus lilacinus Boiss. & Heldr.
 Dianthus rumelicus Velen.
 Dianthus smithii Wettst.
Territory Southeastern EuropeWestern AsiaAlbaniaBulgariaEast Aegean Is.GreeceRomaniaTurkey-in-EuropeTurkeyYugoslavia, (Macedonia)
rocks
Description scabrous, leaves rigid, setaceous, short, 3-nerved, the lower crowded, vaginate, flowers in dense head, involucre whitish, calyx lobes acuminate, petals ovate-oblong
Size10-20cm
Colorrose
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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