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Welcome wildflower or wicked weed?

sarinkasarinka BedsPosts: 261
What is this rather charming white flower, about 30cm tall, that has bloomed unexpectedly among the cornflowers, please? I like it.


  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 565
    It looks very much like a white corn-cockle (Agrostemma githago).
    Corn-cockles were once very common in the fields, but the use of herbicides means they are quite rare in the wild now, although are often included in wild flower seed mixes.
    Maybe someone else may have  a different view, but I would certainly welcome it in my garden.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • sarinkasarinka BedsPosts: 261
    edited July 2020
    Thank you; I googled and it does look like that! My daughter did bring home some wildflower seeds from a school thing just before lockdown, which she pressed inti the ground around April I suppose. I thought none had germinated but that's just lovely if it is that.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 565
    How lovely. Hope it seeds around for you. I think it's  simplicity is beautiful.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
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