Paul Smither’s Yatsugatake and Southern Alps Mountain plants Field guide – 3 (P37)

Ezokawara- nadeshiko – Dianthus superbus L. var. superbus

A very delicate looking, but surprisingly tough wildflower. Bearing beautiful finely cut pink flowers on thin up right stems, this perennial is happiest when growing on poor stony ground where it won’t be out competed. Look out for the flowers alongside trekking routes in sunny open areas.