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Dianthus  diffusus Sm.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Dianthus  diffusus Sm. 
SynonymsDianthus cylleneus Boiss. & Heldr.
 Dianthus glutinosus Boiss. & Heldr.
 Dianthus pubescens Sm.
Territory Southeastern EuropeWestern AsiaBulgariaEast Aegean Is.GreeceTurkey-in-EuropeYugoslavia, (Macedonia)
dry, stony grassland
Description glandular pubescent, leaves linear, acute, 3-nerved, flowers 1-2, calyx pallid, glabrous, thinly veined, lobes acuminate, petals papilose, abaxially pale, oblong, coarsely dentate
Size15-25cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, 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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