|Scientific name:||Dianthus tripunctatus Sibth. & Sm.; Sm.|
|Common name:||Three-spotted Pink|
|Hebrew name:||צפורן חד-שנתי|
|Arabic name:||القرنفل ثلاثي النقط|
|Stems:||15-40cm, divaricately-branched, non-flowering stems absent|
|Leaves:||Opposite, entire, smooth margin; basal leaves oblong-spathulate, obtuse; cauline (stem) leaves linear, acuminate|
|Flowers:||epicalyx (=a group of bracts simulating a calyx) 3/4 as long as calyx; calyx verruculose; 5 pink petals, dentate, bearded, with 3 red spots at base|
|Fruits / pods:||Capsule, many seeded|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, June, July|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Dianthus, probably alteration of Greek diosanthos, carnation: dios, "god", anthos, "flower", and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.
tripunctatus marked with three dots.
The Hebrew name:ציפורן, tsiporen, Aramaic: טופרא, Topra, nail, from the German name "Nelke" (from the Middle High German negelkin "Nägelchen"), based on the comparison of its aromatic, nail-shaped flowers with the shape-like buds of the cloves.