Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

CARNATION
(Dianthus caryophyllus)
A COMMON HOUSE / YARD PLANT
A.K.A.
Pinks, Wild Carnation, Sweet William
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CarnationPink’s

Dianthus is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. The leaves are glaucous grayish green to blue-green, slender, up to 15 cm long. The flowers are produced singly or up to five together in a cyme; they are 3–5 cm diameter, and sweetly scented; the original natural flower color is bright pinkish-purple, but cultivars of other colors, including red, white, yellow and green, have been developed.

Distribution:
Due to Dianthus’ extensive cultivation over the last 2,000 years, its exact range is unknown but it is thought to be native to the Mediterranean region.

Toxic Principle:
Unknown Irritant

Poisoning Symptoms include:
Mild gastrointestinal signs, mild dermatitis.

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