Corncockle - Agrostemma githago
Medium to tall, greyish, hairy, erect plant. Leaves narrow, lanceolate, pointed. Flowers pinky purple, 30 to 50 mm, with long leaf like sepals much exceeding the 5 petals, borne on long, slender stalks.
A weed of cornfields, occasionally in waste places.
May to August.
Widespread but quite uncommon in Britain.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.
It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register
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