Corncockle ‘Agrostemma githago’

Flower Colour Reddish-purple. Likes Sun. The plant was believed to be completely extinct in the United Kingdom until 2014, when a single specimen was found growing in Sunderland by an assistant ranger of the National Trust.

This may be because intensive mechanized farming has put the plant at risk and it is now uncommon or locally distributed. This is partly due to changing patterns of agriculture with most wheat now sown in the autumn as winter wheat and then harvested before any corn cockle would have flowered or set seed. It can be found in fields, roadsides, railway lines, waste places, and other disturbed areas.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Likes sun. Annual plant.

Attracts

Pollinators and other beneficial insects.

Flowering season

June – August

Flowering colour

Red/Purple

Eventual height

60cm-120cm

Species Type

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