Dianthus barbatus
Family: Caryophyllaceae
sweet-William
Dianthus barbatus image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Dianthus: from Greek dios, "divine," and anthos, "flower," this was the divine flower or the flower of Zeus
Plants: perennial, 12"-24" tall, stout, hairless forb
Leaves: mostly 1/4"-1" wide
Flowers: red to white, 5-parted, 1/3"-3/4" wide, sepals hairless, petals with broad, toothed tips; inflorescence a many-flowered, tight cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Dianthus barbatus image
Robert Bierman  
Dianthus barbatus image
Steve C. Garske  
Dianthus barbatus image
Dianthus barbatus image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Dianthus barbatus image
Robert Bierman  
Dianthus barbatus image
Steve C. Garske  
Dianthus barbatus image
Dianthus barbatus image
Steve C. Garske  
Dianthus barbatus image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Dianthus barbatus image
Steve C. Garske  
Dianthus barbatus image
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