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Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Dianthus
Species: Dianthus caryophyllus
                Dianthus barbatus

The Dianthus genus contains over 300 species, including the carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) and Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) pictured here. Plants in this genus have grass-like foliage and an abundance of frilly, five-petal, star-shaped flowers that are often a shade of pink.

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