Dianthus petraeus

Rock Pink

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Common name

Rock Pink

Scientific name

Dianthus petraeus Waldst. et Kit.

Conservation status and threats

NOT protected species in Bulgaria.

Description and identification

Rock Pink is a perennial, tufted herbaceous plant, to 30 cm tall. Leaves are linear or needle-like, to 1-2 cm long. Calyx narrowly cylindrical, (12) 20 - 32 mm long, (2) 3 - 4 mm wide. Petals white. Flowering May-September[1].


On the rocks and mountain stony meadows[2].

Distribution in Bulgaria

In the floristic regions: Stara Planina, Znepole region, Belasitsa, Slavyanka, Pirin, Rila, Rhodopes, to 2000[3] (2130[4]) meters alt.


[1] Стоянов, Н. 1966. В: Флора на Народна Република България, том ІІІ, София.

[2] Стоянов, Н. 1966. Пос. източник.

[3] Делипавлов & кол., 2003. Определител на растенията в България. Аграрен университет. Пловдив.

[4] K. Metodiev - observation from 9 July 2020 in Pirin National Park .

Dianthus petraeus на български

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