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Lady's Smock (Brassicaceae) of the British Isles

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Lady's Smock:

UK Status: Resident.

Flowering Period: April until June.

Appx Height: Up to 50cm.

Habitat: This plant is also known as 'Cuckoo Flower', and is one of the food plants for the caterpillars of the Orange-tip butterfly. They are usually found on fairly open, and damp grassy areas, hedgerows, ditches, marshland fringes, damp woodland rides, canal sides and river banks are all likely places.

Comment: In the British Isles this wild flower is fairly common and wide spread.

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