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Dianthus plumarius

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Dianthus, Pinks
Categories:
Groundcover, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Center of clump may thin out with time

Description:
Perennial herbs; leaves narrow and often gray-waxy; flowers 5-parted, often fragrant, pink-lilac, pink-purple or white.
Height:
12-18 in.
Hardiness:
3-9
Foliage:
Grasslike, gray-green leaves, 1-4 in. long; finely toothed
Flower:
Solitary, fragrant 1 in. flowers in May to July; rose, purple and/or white; deeply cut, fringed petals
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to light shade; prefers neutral to alkaline soil with good drainage
Size:
12-18 in. with spacing of 12-16 in.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Mat forming
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.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Tags:
cpp, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 267

Dianthus plumarius Dianthus plumarius
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Dianthus plumarius Dianthus plumarius
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Dianthus plumarius groundcover
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