Cuckoo-flower / Lady’s Smock , Irish Nature Photography
In late springtime here in county Kilkenny – Ireland, I always notice when the wild flower come out.
Some of the most noticeable are the Cuckoo flowers, they grow at the side of rivers and along damp woodland paths.
I always feel like summer has started in full when I first see them …..
Cuckoo-flower / Lady’s Smock
Flowering time: March-June. Perennial. Native.
Large white to pinkish-mauve flowers. Yellow anthers. Colour depends
on habitat, pink-mauve on dryer ground. Fruit with long or short style.
Basal leaves round / oval, in rosette. Stem leaves narrow-lanceolate.
Variable plant, sometimes with runners. Height: To 60 cm
Very frequent. Damp meadows and lawns, stream sides, open moist woodland.
beautiful photograph and lovely detailed description thank you
May 21, 2015 at 7:37 pm
Thank you 🙂 🙂
June 10, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Beautiful 🙂 Thanks for the Smile!
May 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm
Hello Morgan 🙂 🙂
A pleasure , very pleased that you enjoyed this post 🙂 🙂
May 22, 2015 at 11:24 am
Nigel, I do enjoy all your posts 😉 so Beautiful AND informational. And since I LOVE the British countryside so much, but cannot at present get there in person, these posts always touch my heart 🙂 THANK YOU!!
May 22, 2015 at 10:16 pm
Hi Morgan, this is a lovely message, just to say though only some of my images are from Britain, most Ireland, just for the Irish folk’s: ()
May 22, 2015 at 10:54 pm
That’s alright, the entire Island is Gorgeous to me and very Dear to my Spirit.
May 24, 2015 at 4:34 pm