Dianthus barbatus is commonly known as Sweet William. A prominent
feature of Sweet William is that the flowers are borne in a compact
ball-like head, carried on a stem.
Flowers of China Pinks (Dianthus chinensis) do not arise in such a
compact bunch. Also, leaves of Dianthus barbatus are much broader,
appearing to be elliptic/oval, whereas leaves of Dianthus chinensis
are narrow, appearing to be lanceshaped.
On Jul 18, 12:29 am, "nabha meghani" <nabha-megh...@gmx.de
> Hallo all,
> Mani ji, when i saw the foto, i thought it would be bartnelke (germanname), which is Dianthus barbatus. Well, i don't know the fine differences between the Dianthus varieties. But experts have spoken.
> Wiki says: The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios ("god") and anthos ("flower"), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.
> moreover specially for your son: Dianthus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Cabbage Moth, Double-striped Pug, Large Yellow Underwing and The Lychnis.
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> From: tanay bose
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> Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:44 PM
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> Dianthus chinensis indeed one of the common garden plants comes in lovely shades