Etymology: Agrostemma: from Latin for "field chaplet"
Plants: erect, annual, 2'-3' tall forb with thin hairs
Leaves: opposite, untoothed, without stipules, long and narrow
Flowers: pink to reddish, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide, sepals much longer than the petals and forming a 10-ribbed tube, petal tips with a small notch; solitary, terminal, stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"