Could someone help me identify the flower pictured here?
It looks something like cornflower, but the leaves/stems are wrong.
The plant is located in Chantilly, Virginia, and was the first thing
to bloom this spring - around mid-march - and is still blooming. The
plant itself just appeared in our garden last fall (I hate it when
that happens) and bloomed then as well. It never really died off
through the winter.
On 4 Jun 2004 19:07:35 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dwayne Smith) wrote:
That's a dianthus, of the species (I don't know its name) commonly called
"pinks", which is more or less perennial, as opposed to the species commonly
called "Sweet William" which is shorter, greener, and more or less annual or
It's a Dianthus, a carnation relative. Offhand it looks like
a cheddar pink to me (D. gratianopolitanus), but I don't sight-
recognize most cultivated Dianthus -- there are about 300 species
and a couple of bushels of hybrids.
I'm rather fond of the Caryophyllaceae...it's an easy family to
recognize, and often the flowers are spicy-fragrant.
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