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Caryophyllaceae
The Pink Family
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This is quite a large plant Family, with about 2000 species in 80 genera. They are mainly temperate herbaceous plants, and include many popular garden plants - the Pinks, Carnations and Sweet William (Dianthus), Baby\'s Breath (Gypsophila), Campions and Catchflies (Silene and Lychnis) and Sandworts (Arenaria), as well as a number of weeds, including several types of Chickweed (Stellaria), Mouse-Ear (Cerastium) and Pearlwort (Sagina). They seem to do particularly well on chalky soils.

The plants of this family are relatively uniform, so are easily recognised.

Swollen leaf joints
Simple undivided leaves
A calyx with five lobes
No stipules
Flowers with four or five petals
White, pink or red flowers - rarely yellow, but never blue

and are usually short annual or perennial herbs

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Scientific Family name.
Hint: Usually ends in "acea"
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The Family Caryophyllaceae
belongs to the Order of Caryophyllales


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Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllales
Caryophyllales
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Scleranthus Biflorus
Scleranthus Biflorus
Scleranthus Biflorus
xfersx - August 01, 2013

Mouseear Chickweed
Mouseear Chickweed
Cerastium
forager - July 21, 2012

Fire Pink
Fire Pink
Silene virginica
chipmunkridge - July 25, 2011

Star Chickweed
Star Chickweed
Stellaria pubera
chipmunkridge - July 24, 2011

Bouncing Bet / Soapwort
Bouncing Bet / Soapwort
Saponaria officinalis
chipmunkridge - July 23, 2011

Deptford Pink
Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria
Thunder - August 22, 2010

Deptford Pink
Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria
Thunder - July 06, 2010

Indian Pinks
Indian Pinks
Dianthus chinensis
Thunder - July 06, 2010

Maiden Pinks
Maiden Pinks
Dianthus deltoides
gardengeek - June 30, 2010

White Campion
White Campion
Silene pratensis
Thunder - June 21, 2010

Soapwort
Soapwort
Saponaria officinalis
Thunder - June 15, 2010

Desert Sandwort
Desert Sandwort
Arenaria macradenia
gardengeek - June 10, 2010

Fuchsia-like weed
Fuchsia-like weed
Silene vulgaris
alpinesarah - June 06, 2010

Chickweed
Chickweed
Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Thunder - May 30, 2010

Sweet William
Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus
raspirate - May 20, 2010

Chickweed
Chickweed
Stellaria media
Jessica0513 - April 22, 2010

Cerastium Wild Chickweed
Cerastium Wild Chickweed
Cerastium
gardengeek - August 09, 2009

Chickweed
Chickweed
Cerastium
gardengeek - July 09, 2009

Dianthus Flower
Dianthus Flower
Dianthus
gardengeek - July 02, 2009

Dianthus Flower
Dianthus Flower
Dianthus chinensis
gardengeek - July 02, 2009

Little White Garden Flower
Little White Garden Flower

gardengeek - May 23, 2009

Pinks (barbatus shown)
Pinks (barbatus shown)
Dianthus
DrPerry - May 18, 2009

Prairie Mouse-Ear, Field Chickweed
Prairie Mouse-Ear, Field Chickweed
Cerastium arvense
gardengeek - May 11, 2009

Dianthus Flower
Dianthus Flower
Dianthus
gardengeek - May 10, 2009

Sweet William Carnation
Sweet William Carnation
Dianthus barbatus
heidbenati - May 05, 2009

China Pink
China Pink
Dianthus chinensis
heidbenati - May 05, 2009


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