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Dianthus was first named by Theophrastus, an ancient Greek botanist born in 370 B.C.E. Its name is formed from the two Greek words, Dios, meaning divine, and Anthous, which translates to flower. 


Prized for its beauty for aeons and widely used in common gardening throughout the 20th and up to the end of the late 21st century, its flowers would attract pollinators and are now known to be a crucial element to lost ecosystems. 


Climate modelling in the early 21st century was insufficient in predicting the worst effects of desertification, suggesting that by the end of the 21st century around 20% of the planet's surface would succumb to dry conditions.


It hit 20% in the 2080s and only exponentially continued. By 2110, over 40% of the Earth's surface was classed as a desert. In Eurasia, Dianthius’s home, the plant was declared extinct in 2145. 

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