Agrostemma githago var. githago

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 215.
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Plants 30–100 cm, spreading-pilose, villous. Leaf blades 4–15 cm. Inflorescences of solitary, axillary flowers. Pedicels 5–20 cm. Flowers: calyx 2.5–6.2 cm; tube 1.2–1.7 cm, spreading-pilose; lobes linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.2–4.5 cm; petals purplish red to pink (rarely white), unspotted, 1.5–4 cm, equaling or shorter than calyx lobes. Capsules 16–24 mm. Seeds 3–4 mm wide. 2n = 48 (Europe).

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, waste places
Elevation: 0-1800 m


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Man., N.B., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Ala., Alaska, Ark., Calif., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo., Eurasia, widely introduced worldwide.


Historical collections are known from British Columbia (1915) and Newfoundland (1890).



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.