West Highland Flora

Ragged Robin


Lychnis flos-cuculi

 

Lychnis flos-cuculi

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in marshy ground and damp grassland

Flower diameter c 3-4 cm

ID: Flower, consisting of five petals each divided into four long fingers, is unique.

Other features: Calyx-tube similar to those of Campions, with 10 purple veins and 5 teeth.  All flowers hermaphrodite, unlike most Campions.

 

Lychnis flos-cuculi

Photo Carl Farmer
2 Nov 2004 Portree, Skye
Flower incl sepals c 2.5 cm long

A rather pale November flower

 

Lychnis flos-cuculi

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Jul 2004 Portree, Skye

Drift of Ragged Robin and Common Bog-cotton


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