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Cuckoo-flower / Lady’s Smock , Irish Nature Photography

Cuckoo-flower / Lady's Smock  Nigel Borrington

Cuckoo-flower / Lady’s Smock
Nigel Borrington

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

Cardamine pratensis
Biolar grรฉagรกin
Family: Brassicaceae
Flowering time: March-June. Perennial. Native.

Cuckoo flowers 2

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.

7 responses

  1. beautiful photograph and lovely detailed description thank you

    May 21, 2015 at 7:37 pm

  2. Beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the Smile!

    May 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    • Hello Morgan ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      A pleasure , very pleased that you enjoyed this post ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

      • Nigel, I do enjoy all your posts ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

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