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