Author: Jan Scholten
Names: Lychnis githago.
English: Corn Cockle; Common corn cockle; Purple cockle; Corn campion; Corn-pink.
Content: 2, 4-dihydroxy-6-methyl-phenylalanine, agrostemmic-acid, allantoic-acid, allantoin, citrullin, githagenin, githagin, githagoside, sapotoxin.
Botany: growing in wheat fields; the black seeds; annual, clothed with long, soft appressed hairs; flowers long, peduncled; calyx lobes similar to the long and linear leaves, surpassing the broad, purple, red petals, falling off in fruit.
Part: ripe, dried seeds.