Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends website published by E2BN
HomeAbout this website
Create your ownTeachers

Home / Private Collections / Starz / Science / Plants / UK Wild Flowers / Wild Plants - April / Cuckoo Flower or Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis)
Asset 1 of 1 Previous Asset [ 1 ] Next Asset   [Slideshow]

Cuckoo Flower or Lady's Smock (Cardamine pratensis)

Unique Id:


This item is saved in one of your albums. Click to remove it.. My Albums

A pretty flower common in damp meadows and by streams. It was associated with milkmaids hence the nickname Lady's smock. It also had more sinister connections and it was once believed that, if you picked the flower and took it into your house, it would be struck by lightning. The flowers can range from white to lilac. It flowers April - June. The fruits are long and stand upright on the plant. Picture taken at Felmersham, Bedfordshire April 29th 2006.

1st May 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

flower plant biology nature wildlife fruit

Related Links:

EXIF data:

Top of this page Copyright © E2BN 2006 | Contact Us | Accessibility
Create your own Myths and Legends