At the top of Flint view and in the grass labyrinth.
Related to cabbages of all things, the Cuckoo Flower or Lady's
Smock is native to the UK. Easy to grow and quite happy in most
soils, it can be grown in woodland borders or as it is here in long
As it is a food plant for the orange tip butterfly, the
Wilder-Ness group had tried to obtain some Cuckoo Flower seed -
this proved fruitless in time to sow for the spring. To their
enormous surprise nature (or someone else!) had already beaten them
In folklore it was said to be sacred to the fairies, and so was
unlucky if brought indoors. The leaves of the Cuckoo Flower are
edible and similar to water Cress apparently.
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