Petrorhagia dubia

Synon: Petrorhagia velutina

Grass pink                                                                                                   Ο Δίανθος

Cariophyllaciaceae - pink family                                                                       Dicot.


The small inconspicuous pink flowers of Petrorhagia dubia are related to carnations and this can be confirmed by close examination. On first sight the flower heads appear to be a single flower but the flowers have an unusual arrangement, being grouped in a tight cluster, which is surrounded by papery bracts. the flowers appear one at a time, the next only opens after the previous one has died back. The stem is straight and sturdy with narrow grass-like leaves, which surround the stem at intervals.

7-10mm, 20-40cm,
8-12mm,                                     JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
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