Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi)

Ragged Robin looks a bit like a Red Campion on which some one has decided to shred the petals with a razor blade!

It is a member of the Campion family and was once a common flower of wet meadows, fens and damp places but as much of this habitat has been drained over recent year to make improved pasture it has declined considerable.

In Dorset it can still be found along the margins of our main rivers and in meadows that remain damp though the spring, especially where flooding occurs during the winter. It flowers from May through to July.

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