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Cuckoo flower, Milkmaids or Lady's Smock?

Observed: 17th April 2011 By: landgirllandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plants
Cardamine pratensis
Cardamine pratensis at Seaton Meadows
Description:

Very wet meadow.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) interacts

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Rachy Ramone's picture

Lady's Smock I can agree with...

... haven't heard this called Milkmaids, though.

I would have thought the flowers were a bit too pinky to be milky.. unless they meant that the milkmaid had healthy pink cheeks?

Rachy Ramone

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landgirl's picture

Milkmaids

Not sure why, but this was the name I was taught when I was young, in the North-East.

Peachysteve's picture

Milkmaids

I heard it was in reference to the shape of a traditional milk maid's dress.
It's called milkmaids locally.