Plant ID forum: Carnation (Dianthus)

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Name: Julie
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JulieB
Mar 30, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Or some manner of Dianthus? It smells like licorice!

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Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Mar 30, 2015 7:15 PM CST
The leaves and flower look like a Dianthus.
I don't know which one though.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Mar 30, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Carnations belong to the Dianthus Genus. Carnations are Dianthus caryophyllus. There are about 300 species of Dianthus, including the carnations and pinks.



http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/mostpopularflowers/ca...
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abhege
Mar 30, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Looks like all the carnations I have had before.
Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Mar 30, 2015 7:28 PM CST
I ran across this article a while back. I found it very interesting as it gives a historical look at the Genus Dianthus.

http://www.monticello.org/site/house-and-gardens/pinks-gilli...
Name: Julie
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JulieB
Mar 31, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Carnation it is! Sometimes I overthink.
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