Oman Botanic Garden
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CARYOPHYLLACEAE

Dianthus crinitus

Perennial herb. Stems 20-30cm, with a somewhat woody rootstock, erect to ascending, unbranched, stems dying back completely during the dry season. Leaves: Up to 80cm, linear. Flowers: Solitary or in few-flowered cymes; petals varied in colour from pale pink to dark pink, uniform or with a darker centre. Fruit: Capsule conical, dehiscing by 4 teeth. Flowering period: November; June to August. Habitat: This plant grows amongst stones and rocks, on open rocky places, in cracks on limestone boulders, under juniper trees, on accumulated soil amongst clumps of Cymbopogon schoenanthus. Found in Al Hajar mountains and Musandam. Altitude: 1200-3000m.

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