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Dianthus barbatus

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
sweet William
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

A biennial treated as an annual; recent hybrids are annuals; remove spent flowers; moderate watering; may reseed

Description:
Perennial herbs; leaves narrow and often gray-waxy; flowers 5-parted, often fragrant, pink-lilac, pink-purple or white.
Season:
Late spring
Light:
Sun to partial shade
Color:
White, pink, salmon, purple, red, lavender flowers with sweet fragrance
Height:
4-18 in.
Space:
6-10 in.
Poison Part:
Leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Dermatitis, ingestion.
Symptoms:
No reports of ingestion. Skin irritation reported from contact with clove pinks.
Toxic Principle:
Triterpenoid saponins.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; florist plants; landscape in flower garden as herbaceous perennial.
Tags:
cpp

NCCES plant id: 62

Dianthus barbatus Dianthus barbatus flower detail
DncnH, CC BY - 2.0
Dianthus barbatus Dianthus barbatus
MiFleur , CC BY-NC-2.0
Dianthus barbatus D. barbatus growth habit
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0