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Dianthus chinensis L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Dianthus L. (ナデシコ)
Sekichiku (セキチク, 石竹), fainbow pink or China pink
Lifeform: biennial forb growing up to 50 cm
Distribution: native to northern China, Korea, Mongolia and Russian Far East

ancient exotic to Japan (from China to Japan in Heian Era or earlier)

Habitat: a wide variety, including sunny forests, grasslands and streamsides
Leaf: green to greyish green, slender (3–5 cm long and 2–4 mm wide) Use: ornamental

Dianthus versicolor Fisch. ex Link
Dianthus versicolor Fisch. ex Link var. subulifolius (Kitag.) Y. C. Chu - var. versicolor (Fisch. ex Link) Ma
- var. amurensis (Hort. ex Jacques) Kitag.
- ssp. versicolor (Fisch. ex Link) Vorosch.

var. semperflorens Makino (トコナツ)
var. morii (Nakai) Y. C. Chu (チャボナデシコ)
f. albiflorus T. B. Lee (シロバナセキチク)

Dianthus chinensis in Asia

[1-3] in the campus of Northeast Normal University in Changchun, northeastern China, on June 10 2017.