Annual to 50 cm tall, stems branching. Leaves linear-lanceolate. Flowers in large, open clusters on long, thin stalks. Sepals 3-5 mm long. Petals mostly 8-10 mm long or more, mostly white with darker pinkish veins but with several colour cultivars.
S Ukraine, Caucasus, Turkey
Source: (1997). Caryophyllaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.