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1. (Plants) See corncockle
2. (Plants) See silene
[New Latin, from Greek agros a field + stemma a garland]
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Noun1.agrostemma - a caryophylloid dicot genus including corn cocklesAgrostemma - a caryophylloid dicot genus including corn cockles
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
Agrostemma githago, corn campion, corn cockle, crown-of-the-field - European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America
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In mild-winter areas, spring-blooming annuals such as agrostemma, bachelor's buttons, love-in-a-mist, poppies, and sweet peas can be planted this month from seeds or starts; they'll grow throughout the winter and produce a show in spring.
Weeds Agrostemma githago, seeds pieces (**) (**) Berteroa incana 1 2 Bromus secalinus/ .
Agrostemma Sow seed on a surface of compost, not underneath as they need light to germinate.
Guy Barter, Chief Horticultural Advisor to the RHS, added: "Like many garden plants, corn-cockle (officially called Agrostemma githago) is potentially harmful especially if consumed.
Plants to choose from include agrostemma, calendula, chrysanthemum, clarkia, clary, cornflower, corn marigold, convolvulus, cosmos, eschscholtzia, godetia, helianthus, lavatera, limnanthes, linaria, linum, mignonette, nasturtium, nemophila, nigella, scabious, statice, night scented stock, poppy and sweet sultan.