Dianthus barbatus
sweet William
WTU specimens
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Distribution: Introduced ornamental that occastionally escapes in western Washington and Oregon.

Habitat: Wasteland and disturbed soil.

Flowers: June - August

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Glabrous perennial with several erect to decumbent-based stems 2-6 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Basal leaves several, oblong-lanceolate, 1-2 cm. broad; cauline leaves 4-10 pairs, lanceolate, 4-9 cm. long.

Flowers:

Basal leaves several, oblong-lanceolate, 1-2 cm. broad; cauline leaves 4-10 pairs, lanceolate, 4-9 cm. long.

Fruits:

Capsule 1-celled, opening by 4 valves, shorter than the calyx.

Accepted Name:
Dianthus barbatus L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 409. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
ssp. barbatus – sweet William
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Dianthus barbatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Dianthus barbatus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Dianthus barbatus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Dianthus barbatus photos.

USDA Plants: Dianthus barbatus information.

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