SX9064 : Corn Cockle, Torre churchyard

taken 13 years ago, near to Torquay, Torbay, Great Britain

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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SX9064, 1064 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 June, 2008
Geographical Context
Grassland  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Plant (from Tags)
Corn Cockle 
Category
Flora   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9089 6431 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:28.1059N 3:32.3275W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9089 6431
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Agrostemma Githago  Churchyard  Wild Flower 

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