Dianthus barbatus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeDianthusDianthus barbatus

Ecology

A mat-forming biennial or short-lived perennial herb found as a garden escape or throw-out on roadside banks, railways, sand dunes, waste ground and rubbish tips. Populations are usually casual, but can persist for a few years. Lowland, but reaching 330 m at Garrigill (Cumberland).

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of the mountains of S. Europe.

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003007

Atlas text references

de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1990.  Flora dels Països Catalans, II. Crucíferes-Amarantàcies.
Jalas & Suominen (1986)