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  1. corn cockle, corn campion, crown-of-the-field, Agrostemma githagonoun

    European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America


  1. Agrostemma githago

    Agrostemma githago, the common corn-cockle (also written "corncockle") is a herbaceous annual flowering plant in the pink and carnation family Caryophyllaceae.


  1. agrostemma githago

    Agrostemma Githago, also known as Corn Cockle, is a species of flowering plant in the carnation family, Caryophyllaceae. It is native to Europe but has been introduced to other continents, where it often becomes an invasive weed in agricultural fields. The plant produces showy, purplish-pink flowers and is sometimes grown as an ornamental for its beauty. Although the entire plant can be toxic if ingested, it was once used medicinally in small doses.


  1. Agrostemma githago

    Agrostemma githago, the common corn-cockle, is a slender pink flower of European wheat fields. In the 19th century, it was reported as a very common weed of wheat fields and its seeds were inadvertently included in harvested wheat seed and then resown the following season. It is very likely that until the 20th century, most wheat contained some corncockle seed. It is now present in many parts of the temperate world as an alien species, probably introduced with imported European wheat. It is known to occur throughout much of the United States and parts of Canada, parts of Australia and New Zealand. In parts of Europe such as the United Kingdom, intensive mechanised farming has put the plant at risk and it is now uncommon or local. This is partly due to increased use of herbicides but probably much more to do with changing patterns of agriculture with most wheat now sown in the autumn as winter wheat and then harvested before any corncockle would have flowered or set seed. It is a stiffly erect plant up to 1 metre tall and covered with fine hairs. Its few branches are each tipped with a single deep pink to purple flower. The flowers are scentless, are 25–50 millimetres across and are produced in the summer months – May to September in the northern hemisphere, November to March in the southern hemisphere.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agrostemma githago in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agrostemma githago in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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