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Cardamine pratensis

Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) Other common names: Lady's Smock

French names: Cardamine des prés

Family: Mustard Family (Brassicaceae)

Flowers: Spring;  White;  4 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 148   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: pratensis: of meadows

Photographs: 53 photographs available, of which 5 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis)

Cuckooflower flower cluster.

Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) flowers

Cuckooflower flowers in early May.

Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) flower buds

Cuckooflower flower buds.

Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) leaves

A cluster of leaves.

Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) leaf

A Cuckooflower compound leaf.

Range map for Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)