soils rich in minerals: damp meadows, marshes, streamsides,
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