Sp. Pl.1: 435. 1753
Eurasia, introduced in South America, s Africa, Pacific Islands (New Zealand), Australia.
Varieties 3 (1 in the flora).
Formerly a common weed of grain fields, Agrostemma githago is becoming increasingly scarce, both in North America and in its native environs in Europe (R. Svensson and M. Wigren 1986). Mechanical screening of grain, which removes contaminants, and modern herbicides have more or less eliminated the plant from grain fields in the flora. The saponin-containing seeds, occurring as contaminants in grain, are poisonous to livestock, birds, and humans. This species is sometimes cultivated in flower gardens.
|Author||John W. Thieret +|
|Common name||Common corncockle + and nielle +|
|Distribution||Eurasia +, introduced in South America +, s Africa +, Pacific Islands (New Zealand) + and Australia. +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Sp. Pl. +|
|Publication year||1753 +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V5/V5 440.xml +|
|Synonyms||Lychnis githago +|
|Taxon family||Caryophyllaceae +|
|Taxon name||Agrostemma githago +|
|Taxon parent||Agrostemma +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 5 +|