Wild Carnation;  Petrorhagia dubia

Mid Bloomer  Tiny pink flowers, 5 petals on leafless, erect stem, petals have ‘pinked’ edges.

Notes:  Pink family.  Also called Grass Pink   Delicate florescent-pink flowers perched atop a single, wiry 4" to 24" stem.  Pinks are so named for their notched or ‘pinked’ petals, creating a somewhat heart-shape.  P.Dubia is from southern Europe.  It occurs in open, disturbed areas.  Petrorhagia means ‘rock fissure’ in reference to some of the species (not ours).  Formerly called Kohlrauschia velutina.

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
                    Subclass Caryophyllidae
                        Order Caryophyllales
                            Family Caryophyllaceae -- Pink family
                                Genus Petrorhagia (Ser.) Link -- pink P
                                    Species Petrorhagia dubia (Raf.) G. López & Romo                                     -- hairypink

Wild Carnation;  Petrorhagia dubia

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