Belongs to: pink family

Ragged robin Lychnis flos-cuculi

in long term decline


Best time to see: May to Jul

Key facts

Irregular thread-like bright pink flowers give it its name

Once widespread in damp meadows and marshes but in long term decline and now only occasionally seen

Extras

Plant up to 90cm high; upright with branches carrying flowers

Flowers bright pink, 3–4 cm across, each with several thin, raggedy petal pieces

Leaves narrow, smooth, in opposite pairs

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Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Tony Gunton