What flower is that?

Ragged Robin
Photo credit: Francis Underwood

This plant is a perennial. It grows in a variety of habitats from swales to fields and meadows. The showy rose-colored petals are divided into four lobes. The leaves are entire and oppositely arranged on the stem. It is not a native American plant and can become invasive. According to the USDA, it is banned from Connecticut.

It blooms from May to July.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
 

Lychnis flos-cuculi

Common Name:
  Ragged Robin or Cuckoo Flower
Family:
  Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Habitat:
  Fields, swales, and wet meadows

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