Ragged robin

Ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) growing next to the little tributary stream, between the Decorated Bridge and the Dog Pond.

This is its favoured habitat; it is a wetland native that is suffering from modern farming techniques. If we can rescue the wetland in Lambrok Meadow, we will encourage the ragged robin into it; it will thrive there.

It is a close cousin to all the campions and, like the red campion, it produces long stems so that the bright pink flowers are held above the surrounding vegetation.

Conservation status: Common and widespread.

More of this season’s wildflower.

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