Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Agrostemma githago

(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: corncockle – NL: bolderik
FR: nielle des blés - DE: Kornrade

Corncockle is a relative of carnations.
This old garden flower grows to about 3 feet tall.
Open trumpet-shaped magenta-purple flowers in summer.
Slender erect stems lance-shaped grey-green leaves.
Easy to grow. Europe and Mediterranean.
Toxic. 90cm (3 ft) Sun / loam.