Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-red
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-limbed corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Agrostemma githago var. githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agrostemma githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-13-001:
Agrostemma githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Corncockle, Purple Cockle, Corn-campion