Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis}

Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis}

Cuckoo Flower
Cardamine pratensis


Also known as Lady's Smock

Widespread throughout Britain.

A springtime perennial of damp grassy places, wet meadows, river banks and roadside verges.
Pale pink flowers traditionally bloom with the arrival of the first Cuckoo from April-June.
A rosette of leaves at the base and long elegant stems support flowers with four lilac or pale pink petals.
Cuckoo flower is one of the favoured food plants of the lava of the Orange Tip Butterfly.

The leaves are edible and can be used in salads and can be used as a substitute for watercress which it is closely related.
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Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis}

Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis}

Cuckoo Flower
Cardamine pratensis


Also known as Lady's Smock

Widespread throughout Britain.

A springtime perennial of damp grassy places, wet meadows, river banks and roadside verges.
Pale pink flowers traditionally bloom with the arrival of the first Cuckoo from April-June.
A rosette of leaves at the base and long elegant stems support flowers with four lilac or pale pink petals.
Cuckoo flower is one of the favoured food plants of the lava of the Orange Tip Butterfly.

The leaves are edible and can be used in salads and can be used as a substitute for watercress which it is closely related.
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