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Is this a campion?

WoodsieWoodsie Posts: 61
This plant has appeared from a seed mix.  Currently, it’s approximately two feet high and has produced rather attractive pink / mauve flowers.  Could this be a variety of campion?  Any help appreciated ~ thank you.


  • GrannybeeGrannybee Posts: 330
    Red campion is almost over now. Might it be a corncockle? Pretty colour!
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I think it’s a Corncockle, Agrostemma Githago.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,922
    I agree ... corncockle

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • WoodsieWoodsie Posts: 61
    Thank you all so much ~ as always, so swift to help with an accurate identification.  Much appreciated.
  • GrannybeeGrannybee Posts: 330
    Just remembered that they are poisonous...but not that I'd want to eat it! Apparently that is why they were eliminated from wheat fields as the bits got into the wheat for bread. However, they have been on my allotment for years without comment.
  • WoodsieWoodsie Posts: 61
    Many thanks for the update!
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