Western Isles Wildflowers
Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.
Cuckooflower - Lady's Smock
Cuckooflower is also known as lady's smock, fairy flower, May flower, mikmaids, our lady's smock and fairy flower.
Cuckooflower favours damp grassland, ditches and roadsides.
The first one to flower was reported to us on the 13th April, 2007, the first cuckoo calling was reported on the 18th April, 2007.
The young leaves of cuckooflower have a peppery taste and can be added to a salad, just use a few though, they are quite strong in flavour!
Photographs © Kim Park
Isle of Great Bernera - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
21st May, 2006
Visit Kim's web site of her photography of the Western Isles