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Common name

English: Common corncockle

German: Kornrade


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Caryophyllales (112)

        Family: Caryophyllaceae (38)(family description)

          Genus: Agrostemma (1)

            Epithet: githago L. (1)

githago => probably referring to the resemblance to the blackish caraway-like seeds of Nigella sativa (lat. git or gith)


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, white

External links

Check for Agrostemma githago at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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