Lady's Smock

Latin Name:

Cardamine pratensis

Manx Name:

lheiney Voirrey


April - June

Locations where this species is found:
Ballaugh Curraghs, Ballaglass Glen, Maughold, Glen Auldyn, Glen Mooar, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Chibbanagh, Colby Glen, Ballannette, Close Sartfield, Calf of Man

Also known as Mayflower, Cuckooflower and Milk Maids, this flower is common in hedgerows.

In folklore, this flower was said to be sacred to the fairies.

The Manx name for Lady's Smock is "lheiney Voirrey".
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