cuckoo flower


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Related to cuckoo flower: Cardamine pratensis, lady's smock
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Noun1.cuckoo flower - a bitter cress of Europe and Americacuckoo flower - a bitter cress of Europe and America
bitter cress, bittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
2.cuckoo flower - common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petalscuckoo flower - common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petals
lychnis, catchfly - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone
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A Here are some plants that are good for butterflies: spring nectar: aubretia, alyssum, blackthorn, bluebell, bramble, clover, cuckoo flower, dandelion, field scabious, forget-me-not, hebe, honesty, ox-eye daisies, pansy, primrose, sweet rocket, violets, wallflowers.
The scheme has started by growing lowland meadow species such as the devil's bit scabious, cuckoo flower, green field-speedwell and harebell at temporary seed production beds in the walled nursery at the Millennium Seed Bank's Wakehurst Place, West Sussex.
Their foodplants are crucifers such as cuckoo flower, Jackby-the-hedge, honesty and Dame's violet.
As a result of their efforts, Herdship Farm is now a haven for rare farmland birds such as lapwing, snipe, curlew, redshank, black grouse and yellow wagtail, and rare plants, including globe flower, melancholy thistle, cuckoo flower and the Teesdale gentian, flourish there.