places in grasslands, open woodlands and hedgerows
20 -60 cm
It is thought this flower got its name from the fact that
it comes into bloom when the cuckoo sings without stammering.
It has the alternative names of Lady's Smock and Milkmaid
probably due to its springtime flowering.
However in Germany
it was thought if the flower
was taken indoors the house
would be struck by lightning.