Canon Eos 350D Canon lens 55mm 1/500sec F5,6 ISO-160
As Is Wildflower in the middle of Spring taken on April 17, 2009, Hoorn, The Netherlands, Europe
Wildflowers of the World April 13/2012
Lady’s Smock or Cuckoo Flower, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae, native throughout most of Europe and western Asia.
It is herbaceous perennial plant growing to 40-60 cm tall, with pinnate leaves 5-12 cm long with 3-15 leaflets, each leaflet about 1 cm long. The flowers are produced on a spike 10-30 cm long, each flower 1-2 cm diameter with four pale pink (rarely white) petals. It grows best close to water.
In folklore it was said to be sacred to the fairies, and so was unlucky if brought indoors.