Irish wildflowers sitemap





Ragged Robin
Lychis flos-cuculi
Plúr na cuaiche
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Flowers deep pink, can also be white. Sepals united, forming tube.
Each petal is deeply divided into 4 narrow lobes.
Leaves linear-oblong. Prostrate shoots at base, non-flowering.
Slender, erect, sparsely hairy plant. Height: 30-75 cm.

Damp ground, marshes, meadows, roadsides, open damp woodland.
Abundant throughout Ireland.
     


     



Photographs above: Ballingeary, Co.Cork. July 2007

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