Plant ID forum: Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 12, 2012 10:04 PM CST
I took a picture of this one that I spotted on someone's property, but wasn't sure what it is. Any ideas?
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Mar 13, 2012 12:05 AM CST
Maybe dianthus, Linda? Commonly called 'pinks'.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 13, 2012 12:20 AM CST

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Definitely Dianthus, Sharon.
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JRsbugs
Mar 13, 2012 6:00 AM CST
Sweet William.. Dianthus barbatus of which there's many hybrids.

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Mar 13, 2012 6:01 AM CST
Dianthus barbatus- "Sweet William"

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Mar 13, 2012 11:49 AM CST
Aha! I didn't really think about Dianthus because the only kind I used to have were low compact plants and this plant was much taller...and the flowers different too. But that does look like this plant!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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