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

Medium-to-tall rough-stemmed perennial with sparse, narrow leaves

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

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Photo © Tony Gunton

Photo © Tony Gunton