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Commonly known as Cuckoo flower, Lady's smock
Genus of about 150 species of annuals and perennials from cool, shady, damp habitats worldwide but chiefly in the northern hemisphere.
The family includes the invasive garden weed bittercress and the valued native Cuckoo flower or Lady's smock (C. pratensis), a food source for the orange tip butterfly and never included in Mayday garlands as it is another which it was thought unlucky to bring indoors.
C. pratensis is the county flower of Cheshire.
Additional Features - Good to know - - comprises about 150 species
Place of origin - throughout northern hemisphere