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Ragged Robin

Lychnis flos-cuculi

Description:

Lychnis flos-cuculi, commonly called Ragged Robin, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Caryophyllaceae. It is species is native to Europe, where it is found along roads and in wet meadows and pastures. In Britain it has declined in numbers because of modern farming techniques and draining of wet-lands and is no longer common.

Habitat:

Wetland

Notes:

Called 'echte koekoeksbloem' in Dutch

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2 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 2 years ago

Holland was so cultivated for decades that a lot of wildlife was (nearly) destroyed. Since we give agriculture land back to nature and respect it in national parks we slowly find back some species.

they are getting here in austria rare too

Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, Netherlands

Lat: 52.69, Long: 6.01

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 26, 2011

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