Taxon: Agrostemma githago L.

 
Genus: Agrostemma
Family: Caryophyllaceae
  Subfamily: Caryophylloideae
      Tribe: Sileneae
Nomen number: 1917
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:435. 1753
Comments:
  • • [screening of grain seed has reduced weediness]
  • • the specific epithet is a noun in apposition, and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Melbourne ICN Art. 23.5)
Name Verified on: 21-Nov-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Cooper & Johnson ed2; Lampe & McCann)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables, 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range in Asia obscure

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia
    • China: China - Heilongjiang, - Jilin, - Nei Monggol, - Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Hungary; Netherlands; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Germany; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Finland
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia, - District of Columbia
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California
    • Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul
    • Caribbean: Hispaniola
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image