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Common Corncockle

Agrostemma githago

Description:

Common Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) - also written "corn cockle" and "corn-cockle" and known locally simply as "the corncockle" -, is a slender pink flower of European wheat fields. In the 19th century, it was reported as a very common weed of wheat fields and its seeds were inadvertently included in harvested wheat seed and then re-sown the following season. It is very likely that until the 20th century, most wheat contained some corncockle seed.

Habitat:

Wild grassland near the dunes.

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13 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

Thanks! @AldrinAbanLuzares

aldrin
aldrin 9 years ago

beautiful shot

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

Thanks for all support!

SaskiaTerlouw
SaskiaTerlouw 10 years ago

Beautiful!

floris.terlouw
floris.terlouw 10 years ago

Very nice. I like the translucency of the petals

gisela.terlouw
gisela.terlouw 10 years ago

Beautiful

OemphaLoempha
OemphaLoempha 10 years ago

I didn't know it was on the red list.

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

@gtetweets. Thanks, seems like you are my biggest fan!

gtetweets
gtetweets 10 years ago

Transparant and delicate

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

The common Corncockle is on the red list of plants in the Netherlands. I was really happy to find it in a large field with a variety of thousands and thousand most common flowers and plants.

sttweets
sttweets 10 years ago

@SuXing & @Coni Camposano: Thanks!

Coni Camposano
Coni Camposano 10 years ago

Lovely!

SuXing
SuXing 10 years ago

Beautiful shot!

sttweets
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Bergen (NH), Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 22, 2010
Submitted on Mar 21, 2011

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