Common corn-cockle

Agrostemma githago

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Common corn-cockle - It grows with a stem to 100cms long with lanceolate leaves. The flowers are up to 5 cms in diameter, usually single at the ends of the stem. The sepals have 5 narrow teeth much longer than the petals. It has 10 stamens.[1] It has slender pink flowers. It is a stiffly erect plant up to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) 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 (1–2 in) across and are produced in…

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In nature, this plant can be found in fields, on roadsides and railway lines, landfills and other disturbed areas. It doesn't grow in the forests and is almost never seen in gardens.