21 Juni 2010

The Rough Carnation

The rough carnation (Dianthus Armeria) is an annual plant belonging to the carnation family (Caryophyllaceae). It is a plant of open places on embankment slopes and in shaded light sandy soil. The plant is native to Europe and was introduced in North America but also in ornamental gardens. She is on the Dutch Red List of rare plants and fallen sharply.

The plant is 30-45 cm high. Both stem and leaves and sepals densely hairy. The line of ribbon-shaped leaves are 1-3 mm wide and 5 cm long. The leaves are green in contrast to most other species of carnation, which have gray-green leaves.

The rough carnation flowers in the Netherlands in July and August with pink or pink-red, approximately 1.3 cm wide, sessile flowers. The petals are bright spots. The flower has ten stamens and two pistils. The fruit is a capsule. The pollination is done by butterflies.

Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruige_anjer

See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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