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Corncockle in the Field This is a wildflower called a corncockle - Before the onset of modern agriculture, this beautiful flower grew in abundance in wheat fields across the UK, in fact it was so common it was cut with the wheat & the seeds were kept to plant again the following Spring. But now since Winter wheat planting & the use of herbicides, it has declined & is now known as 'Local' or 'Uncommon'.  Luckily I have it growing in my own garden from collected seed :) Agrostemma githago,Common Corncockle,Corncockle,Wildflowers Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies intro

Corncockle in the Field

This is a wildflower called a corncockle - Before the onset of modern agriculture, this beautiful flower grew in abundance in wheat fields across the UK, in fact it was so common it was cut with the wheat & the seeds were kept to plant again the following Spring. But now since Winter wheat planting & the use of herbicides, it has declined & is now known as 'Local' or 'Uncommon'. Luckily I have it growing in my own garden from collected seed :)

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  1. Love the little water drops, gardens behold so many beautiful details that we tend to overlook :) Posted 11 years ago

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Agrostemma githago, the common corn-cockle (also written "corncockle").

Similar species: Pinks, Cactuses, And Allies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Skylark

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Uploaded Jun 18, 2011. Captured Jun 17, 2011 21:28.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/5.7
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO400
  • 130mm