Cuckoo Flower
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Taken at Belhaven Bay on 21st May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode




 


Taken at Baron's Haugh on 14th April 2016 using Nikon D5200-18-55mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment Fact File
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 30th August 2006 with Nikon Coolpix. Fact File
Taken at New Lanark on 28th April 2012 with Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300m zoom lens.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 7th April 2015 with
Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Cuckoo Flower.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Cardamine pratense
Cress.
Perennial
.
Lady's Smock, Milkmaid
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Moist places in grasslands, open woodlands and hedgerows
April-June.
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.