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Dianthus chinensis

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dianthus, Pinks
Cultivar(s):
Diamond Blush Pink, Diamond Carmine, Diamond Coral, Diamond Pink, Diamond Scarlet, Floral Lace Crimson, Floral Lace Lilac
Categories:
Annuals, Herbs, Poisonous Plants
Description:
Perennial herbs; leaves narrow and often gray-waxy; flowers 5-parted, often fragrant, pink-lilac, pink-purple or white.
Season:
Spring to fall
Light:
Sun to partial shade
Color:
Pink, red, white
Height:
6-18 in.
Space:
6 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:
pink, cpp, annual, summer, fall, white, low growing, sun, herb, poisonous, red, partial shade, spring

NCCES plant id: 60

Dianthus chinensis Dianthus chinensis
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