Literally, messicole means, who lives in the fields.
Thus, these plants are biologically adapted to agricultural land, especially cereal crops. They are also called wildflowers, or meadow plants.
Considered by modern agriculture as weeds, the development of chemical treatments and the use of herbicides have contributed to the scarcity of these plants, some of them, like the corncockle, for example, are in danger of disappearing.
In the garden of perfume, aromatic and medicinal plants of the Grand Potager, we grow Messicole plants, such as cornflower, comfrey or corncockle. The cultivation of these plants, which also have medicinal properties, helps preserve the biodiversity of our regions.