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Agrostemma githago

Agrostemma githago
corn cockle
Agrostemma githago
Pretty bud with silver-hairy leaves

Common name corn cockle
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers pink (summer)
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly August

Five-petaled flowers, hairy leaves and stems. An American wildflower. Didn't keep track of it the first year we grew it, and never noticed its flowers. This year, I did better - the results are shown on this page. Not a stunner, but nice woven into the mixed border.

corn cockle
Next year, I tried to figure out what this "weed" was - until it realized it was self-seeded corn cockle.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '02 trade. Baggy 70F (90%G, 4-6d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (7d; 10%G, 4d) - 75F (10%G, 3-7d)

Seed apparently loses viability over a few years. A little warmth is helpful in germinating.

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