Agrostemma githago L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Agrostemma githago L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stem to 1 m, thinly hairy; lvs linear or lanceolate, 8–12 cm × 5–10 mm; fls reddish, solitary at the ends of the branches, on pedicels to 2 dm; cal-tube 12–18 mm, elliptic-ovoid, the lobes 2–4 cm, lance-linear, acute or acuminate; pet 2–3 cm, oblanceolate, retuse; fr 14–18 mm; 2n=48. Native of Europe, widely established as a weed of grainfields and waste places, most abundant in the n. part of our range. July–Sept.