Agrostemma githago var. githago

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 215.

Plants 30–100 cm, spreading-pilose, villous. Leaf-blades 4–15 cm. Inflorescences of solitary, axillary flowers. Pedicels 5–20 cm. Flowers: calyx 2.5–6.2 cm; tube 1.2–1.7 cm, spreading-pilose; lobes linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.2–4.5 cm; petals purplish red to pink (rarely white), unspotted, 1.5–4 cm, equaling or shorter than calyx lobes. Capsules 16–24 mm. Seeds 3–4 mm wide. 2n = 48 (Europe).


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, waste places
Elevation: 0-1800 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Man., N.B., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Ala., Alaska, Ark., Calif., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo., Eurasia, widely worldwide

Discussion

Historical collections are known from British Columbia (1915) and Newfoundland (1890).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
awned +  and not hooded +
John W. Thieret +
Linnaeus +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
emarginate +  and entire +
3-veined +  and 1-veined +
linear +  and narrowly lanceolate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
reduced +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (6.2 cm62 mm <br />0.062 m <br />) +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
dish--shaped +
expanded +
Man. +, N.B. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Ala. +, Alaska +, Ark. +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, N.Dak. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, S.Dak. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, W.Va. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Eurasia +  and widely worldwide +
0-1800 m +
peripheral +
conspicuous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
stalked +  and simple +
Fields, roadsides, waste places +
whorled +  and opposite +
connate +
linear +  and linear-lanceolate +
swollen +
3-5-locular +, 2-locular +  and 1-locular +
3 +  and 5 +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
fugacious +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–summer. +
tuberculate +
compressed +  and reniform +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (6.2 cm62 mm <br />0.062 m <br />) +
persistent +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (6.2 cm62 mm <br />0.062 m <br />) +
Weedy +, Introduced +  and Illustrated +
5 (?) +  and 10 (?) +
branched +  and simple +
prostrate +, decumbent +  and sprawling +
ascending;erect +
subterminal +
[30 +  and 5 +
papillate +
distinct +
clavate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
Lychnis githago +
Agrostemma githago var. githago +
Agrostemma githago +
variety +
divided +
spreading-pilose +
terete +, cylindric +  and ovoid +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
stoloniferous +, rhizomatous +  and taprooted +
villous +  and spreading-pilose +