Syn.: Dianthus alpinus subsp. repens (Willd.) Kozhevn., Dianthus chinensis subsp. repens (Willd.) Vorosch.
Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
Dianthus repens
Distribution: Eastern Europe, northern Asia and northwestern North America – from the northern part of European Russia through Siberia and Far East to Alaska and Yukon.
Ecology: It grows in meadows, grass-lichen tundra, mountain slopes, rock outcrops, talus slopes, river banks, up to 1400 m asl. Blooms from July to August.
Dianthus repens
Description: Perennial herb, 5–22(–30) cm tall, glabrous. Stems numerous, densely caespitose. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 3–5 cm long and 2–3 mm wide, midvein prominent, base attenuate, apex acuminate. Flowers 1, terminal, 2–2.5 cm in diam.; bracts 2 or 4, ovate, slightly shorter than or subequaling calyx; calyx cylindric, 9–14 mm long, sometimes purplish, teeth lanceolate; petal-limb 10–12 mm, bearded, pink or purplish. The fruit are capsules, 12–17 mm long.
Dianthus repens
Dianthus repens
Dianthus repens
Dianthus repens
These images were taken in Russia, Kamchatka Peninsula, between Tolbachik and Klyuchevskaya (July 31, 2009).