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Lychnis flos-cuculi L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Ragged Robin

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Description

This is a delicate looking plant of marshy ground, frequently found growing with the common spotted orchid.

Habitats
Fens
Marsh
Meadow
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Quentin GroomFlowers of Lychnis flos-cuculi
Alan Speed
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, June and July.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is pink in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Fleur de coucou
Germany
Kuckucks-Lichtnelke
Spain
Flor-de-cuco
Flor del cuclillo
USA
Cuckoo Flower
Poland
Firletka poszarpana

Chromosome Number (2N)

24

Latin Synonyms


Silene flos-cuculi
Coronaria flos-cuculi