Cuckoo Flower

Cardamine pratensis: Cuckooflower, also commonly known as ‘Lady’s-smock’, is a pretty, springtime perennial of damp, grassy places like wet meadows, ditches and riverbanks, as well as roadside verges. Its pale pink flowers bloom from April to June and are thought to coincide with the arrival of the first Cuckoo – a sure sign that spring has arrived at last

In folklore, it was said to be sacred to the fairies, and so was unlucky if brought indoors. It was not included in May Day garlands for the same reason


Cuckoo flower

2 Comments on “Cuckoo Flower

  1. That is an interesting piece of folklore. Thanks for sharing

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