October Plant of the Month: – Silene flos-cuculi (Ragged Robin)

Native Plant of the Month


Silene flos-cuculi

Formerly Lychnis flos-cuculi

(Ragged Robin)

Delicate perennial of damp places, riverbanks and marshes.  The ‘ragged’ five lobed petals are borne in May until August growing up to 80 cm in height.  It tolerates sun to semi shade and a wide range of soil types as long as abundant moisture.  Once a common wildflower/marginal it is retreating now due to habitat loss.




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