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Ragged Robin

Observed: 26th June 2013 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
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(Apologies for this fuzzy photo, just to give scale)
Description:

If ever a wildflower lived up to its name... spindly plant, with loose clusters of pink flowers, each of which has deeply divided petals, giving a ragged look.
Appearing in an area of grass that has been allowed to remain uncut this year. Not exactly a rich wildflower meadow yet, but who knows?

Identifications
Species interactions

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Species with which Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) interacts

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chrisbrooks's picture

Silene

Now called Silene flos-cuculi.

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Ah, the advances of modern science.

Thanks, Chris: I still grind my teeth when "they" change names, but I know it's for our own good... I suppose.

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