Dianthus armeria Fr: Oeillet arméria
The flowers grow in clusters on hairy branching stalks. The hairy tubular calyx is surrounded by long sharp-looking bracts. Our photos of a 40 cm tall plant were taken at the end of May, near Collobrière.
Leaves. Narow, linear and flat, with opposing pairs curved into stalk.
Habitat. Dry, well-drained ground, grassy or rocky, open woods.
Dianthus carthusianorum subsp. vaginatus
Eng: Clusterhead Pink; Fr: Oeillet des Chartreux
20-50 cm; Flowers 18-20 mm; 4-6 flowers in group at top.
Alt: 2500 m max.
Eng: Woodland Pink, Stone Pink; Fr: Oeillet sauvage
10-40 cm; Flowers 1-4, often just 1.
Eng: Peacock-Eye Pink; Fr: Oeillet oeil de paon
3-15 cm; Throat of petals bluish; underside of petals whitish
Alt: 1600-2500 m
Eng: Ameria Pink; Fr: Oeillet améria
low; Flowers 8-15 mm
Very low, dense cushion, looking somewhat like moss with the pink flowers protruding.
Alt: 1600-3700 m
Eng: Alpin Pink; Fr: Oeillet des glaciers
2-6 cm; Single flower on stalk; Flowers: redish ring; Tube to 15 mm