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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Agrostemma||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Agrostemma githago L. var. githago
Habit: Plant 30--90+ cm; hairs dense, long, silky, +- appressed. Stem: simple or sparingly branched above. Leaf: 5--15 cm. Inflorescence: leafy. Flower: sepals green; petals exserted 10--20 mm, obovate, rounded to truncate, purple-red; stamens exserted 8--10 mm. Seed: 3--3.5 mm, widely ovate; tubercles thin, triangular. Chromosomes: 2n=48.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI, n SN, ScV, SnFrB, SCo; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Montana, eastern North America; native to southern Europe. Flowering Time: Spring--summer Note: Evidently eradicated from grain fields.
Unabridged Note: 2 other varieties, native to Eurasia, introduced in South America, southern Africa, New Zealand, Australia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2017. Agrostemma githago var. githago, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82139, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.