A spring-flowering, herbaceous plant with pale lilac flowers, growing in damp meadows and by streams.
- Cardamine pratensis, family Brassicaceae.
- The meadows support a range of grasses and plants including the lilac-coloured blooms of cuckooflower or lady's smock.
- A stretch of damp marshy grassland containing rush species and occasional cuckooflowers runs along the western perimeter of the Southern Meadow.
- Gama Valley is famous for the luxuriantly green forest, colorful cuckooflowers, limpid spring, deep and steep gorges and various birds.
Late 16th century: so named because it flowers at the time of year when the cuckoo is first heard calling.
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