Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family or Carnation Family
Caryophyllaceae are prominent in temperate climates. Important species are ornamental varieties which include the pinks and carnations. Other species are weedy. Perhaps one of the most notable species is the Antarctic Pearlwort (Colbanthus quitensis) which is considered the southermost dicot, one of only two flowering plants in Antarctica.
Caryophyllaceae has approximately 88 genera and about 2,295 species.