Ragged Robin
Fact File
Taken at Ardnave Point, Islay on 10th July 2017 using
Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 


 
Ragged Robin.
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AKA:
Lychnis flos-cuculi.
Pink.
A Perennial.

batchelor's buttons, thunder flower.
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Peat soils rich in minerals: damp meadows, marshes, streamsides, wetlands.
May-June.
20 - 70 cms.
The scientific name "lychnis" is Greek for rose campion while "flos-cuculi" means cuckoo flower. Also known locally is some areas as batchelor's buttons due the multiple ball-like flower heads which resemble old fashioned buttons. Another local name is thunder flower. It was believed that picking these flowers would cause thunder and lightning.