Dianthus barbatus L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Sweet William, oeillet barbu

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Dianthus barbatus L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000643133. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

"Stout, glabrous perennial 3–6 dm; cauline lvs 5–10 pairs, lanceolate to oblanceolate, mostly 6–10 × 1–2 cm, acute or acuminate, the basal ones wider; infl a many-fld head with narrow, leafy bracts; cal glabrous, 15–18 mm, ca 40-nerved; pet-blade whitish to dark red, 5–10 mm, broad, toothed around the broad summit; fr 1 cm; 2n=30. Native of Eurasia, occasionally escaped from cult. especially in the n. part of our range. June–Aug."

  • Provided by: [E].New York Botanical Garden
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    Perennial, up to 70 cm tall. Leaves subtending many flowers in heads. Bracteoles 4-6, ovate with a membranous ciliate margin, apex long acuminate, almost as long as the calyx tube. Calyx 17-23 mm, tubular, teeth lanceolate, acute to acuminate. Petals pink to red or purplish; limb dentate at apex, barbulate.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora of Pakistan
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    30–60 cm hoch, meist unverzweigt, kahl. Blätter breit-lanzettlich, kurz gestielt. Blüten zu 3–30 am Ende des Stängels büschelig gehäuft, von schmal-lanzettlichen Blättern umgeben, hell- bis dunkelrot, mit helleren und dunkleren Punkten un

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    6–8. Wiesen, Schuttplätze, Hecken, kollin-subalpin. Kultiviert und verwildert.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    • 3
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    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Southern America Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
    • Rio de Janeiro

    Other Local Names

    Sweet William, oeillet barbu
    Oeillet barbuFrenchCH
    Garofano montanoItalianCH


     Information From

    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • A Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
    • C All Rights Reserved
    Flora of Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    New York Botanical Garden
    Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
    • E Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • F Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • G CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).