- Agrostemma githago is an erect, annual herb with silky-haired and slender stems. It is native to Europe.
- The simple leaves are opposite. They are long, narrow and pointed at the tip.
- Flowers are held singly at the top of a long stalk with 5 pink to purple petals. Five pointed sepals extend past the edge of the flower. It blooms through the summer.
- The fruits of Agrostemma githago are capsules that each contain numerous black, pitted seeds.
- Ecological Threat
- Agrostemma githago has naturalized in North America. It is usually found in disturbed areas, cultivated grain fields and disturbed sites. Seeds of Agrostemma githago can be a contaminant of wheat, oats, and ground corn. Modern agricultural practices have reduced the populations of this plant.
EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
|Common Name Reference:|| Weed Science Society of America Common Names List|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|