2008

SX9064 : Corn Cockle, Torre churchyard

taken 16 years ago, near to Torquay, Torbay, England

Corn Cockle, Torre churchyard
Corn Cockle, Torre churchyard
A wildflower meadow has been planted in the western part of the churchyard, and former weeds of arable land are prominent - this is Corn cockle, Agrostemma githago, now rather unusual in the wild. As it is poisonous, it is perhaps as well that wheat seed no longer routinely contains corn cockle seed, which was "very likely ... until the 20th century". LinkExternal link

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Geographical Context: Grassland Burial ground, Crematorium Plant: Corn Cockle Category: Flora other tags: Agrostemma Githago Churchyard Wild Flower Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for GOTY, 2008 Galleries: · Poisonous Plants - Wild Automatic Clusters: · Torre [386] Other Photos: · Meadow cranesbills, St Andrew's churchyard, Torre · St Andrew's churchyard, Torre ·
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Derek Harper   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 13 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 June, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9089 6431 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:28.1059N 3:32.3275W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9089 6431
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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