Cardamine pratensis | Cuckooflower | Biolar gréagháin
- Flowers from April until June
- Flowers have four overlapping petals that are normally pale pink in colour
- The basal leaves are round/oval and in a loose rosette
- The stem leaves are very narrow with lots of leaflets
Cuckooflower is the larval food plant of the Orange-tip butterfly
Damp meadows or lawns, marshes, riverbanks
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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How can you help
This species is included in our spring flowering plants project. If you see the species please submit your sighting. All information is very valuable.
Full list of species included in the spring flowering plants project:
- Common Dog-violet
- Early Dog-violet
- Early-purple Orchid
- Lady’s smock (Cuckooflower)
- Lesser Celandine
- Lords-and Ladies
- Wild Garlic
- Winter Heliotrope
- Wood Anemone
- Wood Sorrel
- Three-cornered Garlic
This species is included in the spring flowering plants project which is a collaboration between the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the BSBI. It is hoped we can collect valuable data to improve our knowledge of the current distribution of some common plants. All data will be fully validated by both partners before loading to Biodiversity Maps and being made available to the BSBI.