Botanical name: Dianthus anatolicus Family: Caryophyllaceae (Carnation family)
Synonyms: Dianthus parviflorus, Dianthus kotschyanus
Anatolian Pink is a slender, densely tufted perennial herb, with many ascending stem 15-25 cm long, bearing one or more flowers, abount 1 cm across, at the top. Petals are broad, toothed, smooth above. Sepal cup is narrow cylindrical 1-2 cm long. Bracts are usually 6, broad and with a toothlike tip. Leaves are linear 1-2 cm, stiff with a thick mid-vein. Anatolian Pink is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to Kashmir and W. Asia, at altitudes of 1800-4500 m. Flowering: July-August.
Identification credit: Krishan Lal
The flower labeled Anatolian Pink is ...