Dianthus ‘Mountain Mist’
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Caryophyllaceae||Pink or carnation family|
|Genus||Dianthus||From the Greek dios, “divine,” and anthos, “flower”: the divine flower or flower of Zeus|
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Dianthus ‘Mountain Mist’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.
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8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.1 × 0.7 m)