Agrostemma Githago-----Family, Pink. Color, deep crimson, spotted with black. Calyx of 5 long, slender, leaf-like divisions, longer than the corolla. Petals, 5, broad. Stamens, 10. Pistil, 1. Styles, 5. 1 to 3 feet high. Leaves, long and narrow.
In England this attendant upon wheat-fields is considered a nuisance. If its black seeds become mingled with the wheat grains to any extent, they are unwholesome. But the flower, although established here, is not yet common enough to be accounted troublesome. The plant is softly-hairy, rather plebeian-looking, but, on account of its bright color, finds favor.