Botanical name: Dianthus falconeri Family: Caryophyllaceae (Carnation family)
Kashmir Pink is a perennial herb, shrubby below, with stems 1-2 ft tall, stout, rigid, symmetrically branched. Leaves are 7-15 cm long, 3 mm wide, 1-3-nerved, channeled, minutely toothed. Flowers are smaller than those of garden pinks, bone virtually singly. Petals are white to pink, finely toothed. Sepal-cup is 5 cm, strongly striped, bracts 4 rarely 6, suddenly contracted into the long cusp, broad-ovate, long-cuspidate 3-4 times shorter than the sepal-cup. Kashmir Pink is found in Western Himalayas, from Kashmir to W. Tibet, common in Gulmarg, Kashmir at about 2130 m altitude.
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