Plate 14.—Purple Cockledetails

[Picture: Plate 14.—Purple Cockle]
previous image
up

Image title:

Plate 14.—Purple Cockle

Source:

Keywords:

Status:

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
Please do not redistribute without permission, since running this site is expensive.

Notes:

PURPLE COCKLE, Lychnis Githago, Lam.

Other English name: Corn Cockle (used in England, where wheat is generally spoken of as “corn”).

Other Latin name: Agrostemma Githago, L.

(Noxious: Dom., N.W.)

Introduced. Annual and winter annual. Erect, 1 to 3 feet high; branches few; whole plant covered with soft siky hairs; not viscid. Leaves long and narrow, pointed, 2 to 5 inches long. Flowers purple, at the tips of the stems and branches, 1½ inches across; the petals notched at the apex, paler towards the center [sic]; calyx ovoid, much swollen in fruit, with the ribs very prominent, and the teeth long and conspicuous. Capsule ovoid, with five teeth at apex. Seeds [Plate 55, fig. 49—natural size and enlarged 4 times] pitchy black, varying from 1/12 to 1/8 of an inch in diameter, somewhat flattened, rounded triangular; the thin edge notched by the scar of attachment. Rough, covered with rows of short teeth.

Time of Flowering: July; seed ripe in August.

Propagation: By seed.

Occorrence: Grain fields.

Injury: An impurity in grain. the seed when ground with grain discolours the flour and renders it unwholesome, owing to the poisonous principle sapotoxin, which is found in this plant and some other Cockles.

Remedy: Thorough cleaning of seed grain. Hand-pulling when in small quantity. In districts where fall wheat is sown extensively, spring grains should be substituted for some time.” (p. 36)

Share/Bookmark

Dimensions:

150 x 225mm (5.9 x 8.9 inches)

Place shown:

Filename:

014-Purple-Cockle-q75-320x500.jpg

Illustrator:

Scanner dpi:

300 dots per inch

Unmarked:

You can get a version of this image without the watermark (the URL at the lower right corner). Download image. The images are watermarked to help people find where they came from if they get reposted to blogs or other sites. Images under 1200 pixels on a side are still free, although I will ask for a donation :-)

Comment:

Download:


$Id: mkgallery,v 1.27 2012/09/03 22:34:40 liam Exp liam $