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Old April 13th, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Does anyone grow Corncockle?

That's Agrostemma githago. I was given some seeds and just need to know does it self sow and become invasive or not? Bit of a worry in that they say the seed is poisonous, maybe I shouldn't plant it at all, not even in my dog free zone?
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Old April 13th, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Interesting. Had to do a search cuz I'd never heard of it--says it's naturalized in N. America, but I don't think it's around here. Very pretty, though, even with poisonous seeds. Is there a site somewhere showing invasive plants for your area that you can check?
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Old April 13th, 2011, 10:56 PM
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I doubt it, only for weeds that farmers should know about. I might ask on the garden forum here though. I sort of suspected that it might be a N. American plant, that was why I asked.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 11:05 PM
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It's actually European in origin.

http://www.cbif.gc.ca/pls/pp/ppack.i...=all&p_sci=sci

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Agrostemma+githago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Corncockle
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Old April 13th, 2011, 11:25 PM
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I don't think I would want that in my garden..
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Old April 13th, 2011, 11:50 PM
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Thanks for that, 14+. I got engrossed in doing my internet banking or I'd have got to this sooner. Well, into the incinerator they go I think. All parts of the plant are poisonous - yikes! Such a pretty flower on it, that's a shame.
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