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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Nothing to do with Susan is Sweet William, Dianthus barbatus, which was condemned with the common name of Stinking Billy north of the border Culloden.
Marguerites (treated as an annual in most of the Northwest), biennial sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), and snapdragons are favorite fillers.
And few plants will add the vibrancy of colour of Dianthus barbatus Mixed, more commonly known as Sweet William.
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), biennials treated as annuals, grow 4 to 20 inches tall, depending on strain.
Dianthus barbatus, or Sweet William are like all members of the Dianthus family - it's all about that delicious sweet clove scent.