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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
lower leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
upper leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of stem with covering of sticky hairs (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower clusters from side-on showing the pointed bracts (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
old flowers and immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Petrorhagia dubia (Raf.) G. López & Romo
Dianthus dubius Raf.Dianthus velutinus Guss.Kohlrauschia velutina (Guss.) Rchb.Petrorhagia velutina (Guss.) P.W. Ball & HeywoodTunica velutina (Guss.) Fisch. & C.A. Mey.Tunica prolifera (L.) Scop. var. velutina (Guss.) Ewart
hairy pink, hairypink, velvet pink, velvety pink, wild carnation, wilding pink
Native to southern Europe (i.e. France, Portugal, Spain, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia) and western Asia (i.e. Turkey).
Widely naturalised in southern and eastern Australia (i.e. in south-eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, many parts of South Australia and south-western Western Australia). Also naturalised on Norfolk Island.
Naturalised overseas in southern and western USA (i.e. California, Oregon, Texas and Oklahoma) and Hawaii.
Velvet pink (Petrorhagia dubia) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia.
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