Dianthus repens

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Dianthus repens, common name boreal carnation or northern pink or cu jing shi zhu (簇莖石竹 in Chinese), is a plant species native to the Nei Mongol (Inner Mongolia) region of China, as well as to Siberia, the Russian Far East, northern parts of European Russia (Komi, Arkhangelsk, etc.), Alaska and Yukon Territory.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

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Dianthus repens
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
D. repens
Binomial name
Dianthus repens
  • Dianthus alpinus subsp. repens (Willd.) Kozhevn.
  • Dianthus chinensis subsp. repens (Willd.) Vorosch.
  • Dianthus repens var. scabripilosus Y.Z.Zhao

Dianthus repens is a perennial herb with many stems clumped together, sometimes erect but other times forming a mat pressed against the ground. Stems are hairless (except in some Chinese populations),[8] up to 25 cm long. Leaves are linear or narrowly lanceolate, up to 5 cm long. Flowers are usually solitary but sometimes in clumps of 2-4, with pink to purple petals.[2][3][9][10][11] It grows in rock outcrops and talus slopes.[2]