Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Tall annual herbs, stems villous. Leaves opposite, usually linear; stipules absent. Flowers terminal or in upper axils, in lax dichasia or solitary, 5-merious, bisexual; epicalyx absent; calyx tubular, 10-veined, 5-lobed, the lobes as long or longer than the tube; petals 5, entire, tapering into a distinct claw; stamens 10, 5 united to petals; ovary 1-celled with numerous ovules, styles 5. Capsule opening by 5 teeth; seeds numerous, reinform, tuberculate.

2 species, native to Eurasia; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-05-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-10-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
Higher taxa
genus Agrostemma
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