sweet william

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sweet William:

see pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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sweet william

symbolizes chivalry. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 181]

sweet william

a widely cultivated Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Dianthus barbatus, with flat clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers
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Dianthus barbatus, known as sweet William, has single flowers - as opposed to the doubles of the florist's carnation - and blooms profusely this time of year in sun or light shade; it is available in solid colors of white, pink, red and violet.