Also known as
Cuckoo Flower, Bread And Milk, Meadow Cress, Spinks, Spring Cress, Cuckoo Bread, Cuckoo Buds, Cuckoo Spit, Lady's Flower, Mayflower, Meadow Bittercress, European Field Bittercress
5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Lady's Smock Overview
An upright perennial herb found in parts of Europe and North America with glossy grey green, kidney-shaped to round, rosette, pinnate leaves. Bears purple pink (rarely white) panicles of disc-shaped flowers. Its common name is 'Cuckoo Flower', because the flowers of this plant begin to open at about the same time as the cuckoo starts to call.
Common problems with Lady's Smock
How to propagate Lady's Smock
You can propagate by seeds or division in the autumn.
Special features of Lady's Smock
Other uses of Lady's Smock
Wildflower/meadow, ponds and bogs.
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