Latin Name for Gilliflower - Knowledgebase Question

Cambridge, MA
Question by fwaksler
April 15, 1998
Can you give me the Latin name for what the British call gilly flower? I think it is a variety of dianthus but don't know which variety.


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Answer from NGA
April 15, 1998

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According to the New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture, "gilliflower" is an old-fashioned name for carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus), English wallflower (Cheiranthus cheiri) and stocks (Matthiola incana).

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