Plants Belonging To Caryophyllaceae
Members of the Pink family have regular bisexual flowers with 5 parts (rarely 4) with durable, coarse stems and opposite or whorled leaves. Babies breath and carnation flowers are widely grown as ornamentals. Many species contain some amount of saponin, notably Soapwort. Stellaria or chickweed is a delicious pot herb. Elpel, Thomas J.