Vaccaria pyramidata Medic.
FamilyCaryophyllaceae — APG family: Caryophyllaceae
SynonymsSaponaria segetalis Neck., Vaccaria segetalis (Neck.) Garcke., Saponaria vaccaria L.
Common namecow cockle
DescriptionGlabrous annual up to 60 cm tall; basal leaves oblong-lanceolate, upper ovate- lanceolate, cordate, acute; calyx tube inflated, with 5 sharp angles or wings and 5 triangular teeth; petals pale rose, somewhat emarginate, toothed; capsule globular, opening with 4 teeth.
EcologyWaste places; occasionally introduced. Described from Germany.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.