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Cockle Agrostemma githago

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ag-roh-STEM-mah gith-AY-go
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Erect, annual herb with silky-haired, slender stems; leaves opposite, narrow, simple; flowers single with 5 pink or purplish petals; fruit is a capsule with numerous black, pitted seeds

 

Found in: Weedy in disturbed areas, cultivated grain fields, and waste places

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Sakuragai'
Tags:
#purple#pink#poisonous#annual#purple flowers#pink flowers#weedy
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Sakuragai'
Tags:
#purple#pink#poisonous#annual#purple flowers#pink flowers#weedy
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Agrostemma
    Species:
    githago
    Family:
    Caryophyllaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Distribution:
    Naturalized in USA
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit is a capsule with numerous black, pitted seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are single with 5 pink or purplish petals
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are opposite, narrow, and simple.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    silky-haired, slender stems
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Poisonous by: ingestion of seeds. Poisonous Part: Seeds as contaminant of wheat, oats, and ground corn. CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Symptoms may include severe stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, weakness, slow breathing.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Glycoside githagenin
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Seeds