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Lady's smock, Cuckoo flower, Cardamine pratensis

Lady's smock, Cuckoo flower, Cardamine pratensis
Today's Sunday Challenge: ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS.

This pretty little lilac flower opens around the time the cuckoo starts to call, hence the common name. It is a perennial of damp, grassy places like wet meadows, ditches and canal and riverbanks, as well as roadside verges. Its pale pink flowers bloom from April to June. It is an important food plant for the caterpillars of the orange-tip and the green-veined white butterfly. And in Cheshire it is the county flower and is known as 'milkmaids'.

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RHH, Amazingstoker, Fred Fouarge, Nouchetdu38 and 42 other people have particularly liked this photo

34 comments - The latest ones
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Delicate flower in lovely soft light.
5 months ago.
Xata club
Beautiful and beautifully taken. Enjoy your day Amelia!
5 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
I do enjoy this pretty image, Amelia !! Thank you for sharing and happy Sunday !
5 months ago.
Gudrun club
They are lovely and delicate! I have always liked them. As a kid I quickly learned that they are better left alone because they wilt very fast when you pick them;-)
5 months ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Very dainty
5 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
5 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
It is the little things that delight at this time Amelia! This is so beautiful!!
Take care and have a pleasant Sunday.
5 months ago.
Annemarie club
tender image

Happy safe sunday:)
5 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Superb composition! =)
5 months ago.
Boro club
Superbe !!! Bon dimanche
5 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Beautiful, Amelia !
5 months ago.
fragglerocks club
5 months ago.
Nautilus club
belle , tout simplement.
5 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A very nice find Amelia.................and perfectly captured. The flowers are really lovely!
5 months ago.
Jean club
Beautifully captured. It's a flower I love. I remember it from my childhood and now I like it as a favourite for orange tips. I have one blossoming in my garden. Used to have a few more but really the soil is too dry.
5 months ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Wiesenschaumkraut - ganz lieblich in Szene gesetzt.
5 months ago.
 H C
Beautifully captured flowers.
5 months ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
Such a gentle image, the background just makes those blossoms look like they are off the page!
Am image to sooth the soul. Bravo Amelia.

5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A lovely image Amelia, like all wildflowers they can take over in the garden
5 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
I love this!
5 months ago.
Esther club
Beautiful against the background.
5 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
so peaceful..
5 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Beautiful composition and a beautiful flower, well captured Amelia.
5 months ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
So beautiful & romantic Amelia !!!
5 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe. Bonne semaine. Nicole.
5 months ago.
neira-Dan club
Cardamine pratensis , la cardamine des prés !! quelle belle capture
5 months ago.
Amelia Heath club has replied to neira-Dan club
Thank you, Dan. I have made a minor adjustment to the title. :-)
5 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
I heard the cuckoo five days ago :-)))
5 months ago.
tiabunna club
Beautifully taken.
5 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
5 months ago.
La plante préférée du papillon aurore (Anthocharis cardamines)
5 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
I see many of these flowers every day, Amelia, and unlike W. H. Davies, I do have time to stand and stare. LOL. Kindest regards, Joe
5 months ago.
Amazingstoker club
A lovely delicate image, the flowers are great against the still water
4 months ago.
RHH club
Beautiful flowers and photo.
4 months ago.

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