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Cheddar Pink

Dianthus gratianopolitanus

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Cliffs, grassland, rocks.

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Pink solitary flowers with petals hairy at their bases. Flowers are up to 3cm in diameter. The petals are saw-toothed at their ends. Pollinated by bees, butterflies and moths.
Fruit:
A many-seeded capsule. The seeds ripen from July to August.
Leaves:
A greyish-green, mat-forming perennial flower with narrow and slender, rough-edged leaves. The leaves appear together in opposite pairs up the stems. In the British Isles, this species can be found on the limestone cliffs around Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.
Aroma:
Clove-scented flowers.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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