Dianthus carthusianorum L.


Genus: Dianthus

Catalan common name: Clavell bosquetà. Clavell de gitano. Clavell dels cartoixans.

Spanish common name: Clavelina de los cartujos. Clavelinas montesinas. Clavelinas silvestres.

Province distribution: Barcelona. Girona. Lleida.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Eurosiberian

Uses and properties: Medicinal.

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Chameophyte.

Habitats: Meso-xerophyll mountain fields. Mesophyll mountainous grasslands.

Characteristics: Especially in meosphilic and meso-xerophilic pastures and more rare in forest clearings, rock outcrops etc. Preferably on silicic soils. A perennial plant with stems square on the cross-section. The leaves are opposite and linear, and form a sheath 3 times lage than ample. The flowers are disposed in dense clusters (with 2-8 flowers), with long lanceolate bracts. The bracts of the calycle are obovate, abruptly awned with a scarious margin. The flowers have truncated petals, not very deeply dentate and pilose at the throat.