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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'. Leisure (W H Davies' poem)> Classic Poetry: Leisure by W H Davies And just to give you some joy: I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue TV Recording 2008