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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Agrostemma githago var. githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agrostemma githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-13-001:
Agrostemma githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Agrostemma githago

 

COMMON NAME:
Corncockle, Purple Cockle, Corn-campion


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image of Agrostemma githago var. githago, Corncockle, Purple Cockle, Corn-campion

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_aggi_001_lvd

        

image of Agrostemma githago var. githago, Corncockle, Purple Cockle, Corn-campion

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_agrostemma_githago1

May    Moore County    NC

image of Agrostemma githago var. githago, Corncockle, Purple Cockle, Corn-campion

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_agrostemma_githago1b

May    Moore County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Agrostemma githago var. githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agrostemma githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-13-001:
Agrostemma githago   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Agrostemma githago

 

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Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

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

Habitat: 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:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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