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.

This post was first published in May 2019

More of this season’s wildflowers.

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