Cuckooflower – Cardamine pratensis

Also called Lady’s-smock, this flower is a sure sign spring has arrived. It has a small, delicate flower which is pale pink or mauve, and occasionally white.

It flowers April to June, and it is thought to coincide with the arrival of the first Cuckoo. A perennial of damp, grassy places like wet meadows, ditches and riverbanks, as well as roadside verges. Common and widespread throughout Britain.