Cardamine pratensis – Also called Lady’s-smock. When I first eyed this lovely flower on my allowed ‘once a day’ excercise walk, it took my breath clean away, I was so bedazzled by its beauty. This is a sure sign that spring has arrived. x2 photographs. Double click images to enlarge.

Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis

Cuckooflower Cardamine pratensis

© Peter Hillman ♦ 10th April 2020 ♦ Local field, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

34 thoughts on “Cuckooflower

    1. Thank you 🙂 This is the first time I have come across them. There was only this one amongst the grass, and two others in a gully off the river. You can easily walk past them and not even notice them, so was very pleased I did 🙂

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    1. I had never met this one myself before, either, so was very pleased with the find. They are quite small and you could walk by and miss it lost in the grass quite easily. Thank you 🙂


    1. I only came across three of these flowers. Two of them were in a narrow gully off the river which I couldn’t get to, and then there was this one surrounded by grass. One could easily walk past them and not even notice their delicate beauty. Thank you, Linda 🙂


    1. Apparently the name ‘cuckoo’ comes from the association of the flower appearing when the first cuckoos are first heard in spring. It is also known in some quarters as ‘Fairy Flower’, because it is supposed to hold formidable magical powers. I am always fascinated by the etymology of words, for they hold history and legend within them.

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