corncockle


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corncockle

(ˈkɔːnˌkɒkəl)
n
(Plants) a European caryophyllaceous plant, Agrostemma githago, that has reddish-purple flowers and grows in cornfields and by roadsides
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Kornrade
kąkol
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For ultimate flower power, sow red field poppies, yellow corn marigold, white scentless corn chamomile plus purple corncockle, blue cornflower and white campion.
Identified crop weeds were corncockle (Agrostemma githago), cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), bromes (Bromus sp.
Even at the smaller scale of traffic islands and city streets, mixes of cornfield annuals, such as corn marigold, corncockle and poppies, very successfully provide bright splashes of colour in the summer months.
Here I'd recommend the delightful corncockle, Agrostemma githago, an elegant annual with silky pink blooms (though toxic if eaten), the classic red poppy of remembrance, Papaver rhoeas, and the cornflower which will keep bumblebees happy from June through to September.
The corncockle is largely extinct due to modern farming methods, however a single new flower has been spotted in the grounds of Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn.
Corncockle has a first try in handicaps after a couple of stiffish tasks when she lines up in the Adapt (UK) Training Services Celebration Nursery Handicap at Haydock.
Last year, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) launched a guide as part of its Perfect for Pollinators initiative, listing more than 200 wildflowers, such as corncockle, teasel and wild parsnip, that provide plentiful pollen and nectar for pollinating insects.
For ultimate flower-power choose a seed mix that includes red field poppies, yellow corn marigold, white scentless corn camomile, purple corncockle, blue cornflower and white campion.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD) Texel PS100 Kirkton and Drimsynie, PS98, PS96 Kirkton, PS96 Cubby Hill, PS95 Kirkton, Eastside and Corncockle, PS94 Mossthorn, Linton and Sowerby Wood.
Then it was revealed packets of free wild seeds given away by BBC1's Countryfile contained corncockle.
The corncockle is almost extinct due to modern farming methods, however a single new flower has been spotted in the grounds of Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn.