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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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Now, I cut flowers that are white and rustic-wafts of cloud larkspur, thin necks of agrostemma, branching bachelor buttons.
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.
Identified crop weeds were corncockle (Agrostemma githago), cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), bromes (Bromus sp.) and corn gromwell (Lithospermum arvense), as well as ball-mustard (Neslia paniculata) (Fig.
and Vida ervilia (L.) Willd.) and arable weeds (Agrostemma githago L., Bongardia chrysogonum (L.) Spach and Leontice leontopetalum L.).
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.
Bromus secalinus (change index = -0.75) and Agrostemma githago (change index = -0.43) are both declining in parts of Europe, reflecting changes in agricultural practices (Heywood, 1989; Storkey et al., 2011).
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.
Interference on pure and mixed populations of Agrostemma githago.