lady's smock


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lady's smock

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Noun1.lady's smock - a bitter cress of Europe and Americalady's smock - 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
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In spring the pastures are also carpeted with flowers such as Lady's Smock, Buttercup and Ragged Robin.
We repeatedly lumber out of the truck in order to just be still, to pause by one of the area's intricately built dry-stone walls, to breathe in the view, or to balletically sift among the mossy rocks of a stream for meadowsweet (traditionally used by monks to make mead) and lady's smock.
Sir - It is spring and the orange tip butterflies are laying their eggs on the pretty, pale pink, lady's smock flowers that adorn our verges and grasslands.
Or, if you've seen one too many waterlilies, consider the wormwood, hawthorn, lady's smock or other vegetation in Botanical Shakespeare, a comprehensive guide to the flora that appears in Shakespeare's work.
Species to be seen in the winter flooded meadows, marshes and river flood plains include marsh-marigold, lady's smock, meadowsweet and devil's-bit scabious.
The meadows nearest the centre support bee orchid (far right) and common-spotted orchid while those next to the River Avon support meadow sweet, lady's smock and thousands of buttercups.
Meadow buttercup, lady's smock and the globe flower are all native to Scotland.
BROAD GRAZING: Welsh Blacks make a good job of cropping the meadows PICTURE: Carl Stringer; COLOUR BOOST: Milkwort is in the mix; LITTLE BEAUTIES: Lady's smock brightens the landscape; SPECIES RICH: Turning the hay in the meadows PICTURE: James Robertson
For the past three years, beginning in May, lady's smock, water avens, cranesbill, campion and ox-eye daisy, among others, have been mown down when in full bloom.