Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Dianthus barbatus L. subsp. barbatus image
Photographer: Steve C. Garske           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Robert Bierman

Robert Bierman

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
Family Caryophyllaceae
Dianthus barbatus L. subsp. barbatus
Dianthus: from Greek dios, "divine," and anthos, "flower," this was the divine flower or the flower of Zeus
barbatus: having a beard; bearded
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial, 12"-24" tall, stout, hairless forb
Flower: 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.
Leaf:mostly 1/4"-1" wide

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