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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Wildflower meadows can offer a huge diversity of wildlife, supporting an abundance of wildflowers such as orchids, meadowsweet and cuckoo flower the trust say.
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.
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.
Roedd y planhigyn hwn yn cael ei ystyried fel arwydd o lendid y gwanwyn ac mae'n cael yr enw cuckoo flower yn Saesneg am ei fod yn blodeuo pan fydd y gog ar ei hymweliad blynyddol ag Ynysoedd Prydain.