Pink Family

FORM Annual or perennial herbs, stems often have swollen nodes.

Genera   70              

Species 1750 in our area     (Gray);     (B&B)43


Flowers Solitary or in cymes usually white or pink; with 5 separate pinked (notched) petals and 5 partly fused sepals; capsules usually splitting open by teeth at tip.

#Parts  4-5 Sepals, 4-5 Petals, up to 10 Stamens

Symmetry radially symmetrical,

Leaves Opposite entire small and simple

Many garden plants including carnations and sweet-Williams.