Agrostemma githago

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Synonyms for Agrostemma githago

European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed

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It should be noted that corncockle (Agrostemma githago), cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), brome (Bromus secalinus/hordeaceus), corn gromwell (Lithospermum arvense) and ball-mustard (Neslia paniculata) are all considered winter-crop weeds (cf.
The corncockle is believed to have been brought into the United Kingdom by Iron Age farmers and at one time, most fields in the country would have been full of the flowers.
PRIME RAMS Texel PS106 Corncockle, PS99 Lightbirks, PS98 Brackenthwaite, PS97 Low Closegill, PS94 Lightbirks.
Fifty-two species of plants have thrived on the Digbeth roof, including Corncockle, which is declining in the wild.
Since it was set up in 2007, 52 species of plants have been found to thrive on the roof, including corncockle, which is declining in the wild.
Some like the corncockle are even considered extinct, which is why English Nature has stepped in to raise our awareness of Britain's vanishing field flowers - and encourage farmers to take a more environmental approach.
But corncockle, godetia, gypsophila, candytuft, bottle diagonally from top away from the handle, to create handy compost scoop.
This is just a favourite selection of mine - there are lots more to choose from, including calendula, eschscholzia, linaria, corncockle, iberis, gypsophila, sunflowers.
Others such as corncockle and darnel are now virtually extinct in Britain, although both were locally common until the early 20th Century.
A small wildflower meadow has been created, featuring plants like corncockle, corn poppy and field scabious.
Andrew is also offering wild flower such as bird's foot trefoil, betony, bistort, common valerian, corncockle, corn marigold, cowslip, bloody cranesbill, herb robert, ox eye daisy, ragged robin, sweet rocket, teasel, tansy and yarrow.
Examples include corncockle, love-in-a-mist and nasturtium.
Less well-known but curiously named plants like weasel's snout, pheasant's eye and shepherd's needle were part of the farmland biodiversity, although they were not always common, and some, like the corncockle, are even considered extinct.
I'll take chance with apparent stable secondstring Corncockle, which made all to win her maiden in Newmarket.
The plant, the only pure white corncockle, was discovered by an amateur gardener growing wild on a rubbish heap in Merseyside.