Corncockle (Corn Cockle, Common Corncockle)
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- Common Name: Corncockle (Corn Cockle, Common Corncockle)
- Latin Name: Agrostemma githago; syn. Githago segetum.
- Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
All parts of the Corncockle are TOXIC, containing saponins which can act as an appetite suppressant and also cause haemoglobin degeneration.
This wild flower is becoming increasingly rare and is protected, so never disturb it in its natural state.
The seeds are now available for planting in gardens, but it is best to avoid planting this in or near the tortoise enclosure.
This plant has several Latin names and is also known as Lychnis githago.