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Dianthus superbus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 September 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Dianthus superbus (NL: prachtanjer / EN: Large Pink, Fringed Pink / DE: Prachtnelke / FR: œillet superbe) is a species of Dianthus native to Europe and northern Asia. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. The leaves are green to greyish green, slender, up to 8 cm long. The flowers are sweetly scented, 3–5 cm in diameter, with five deeply cut fringed petals, pink to lavender with a greenish base; they are produced in branched clusters at the top of the stems from early to late summer. There are six subspecies described but delimitation is often difficult. D. superbus has also become a popular garden plant and several cultivars and hybrids have been selected, with flower colour varying from white to red or purple, usually with a green centre.

Image: Passo di Fedaia (IT) - 09/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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14 Sep 2011 2:35pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
ISO 200
150 mm