Ragged-Robin is a native perennial growing 30-60 cm in height and the main flowering period is during May and June. The delicate-looking flowers produced are important for wide range of pollinator species and together with the plants foliage, host a good number of invertebrate herbivores.
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|Provenance||VC41 Glamorgan (Swansea)|
|Habitats and Growing Advice||A herb of wet grassland, rush-pasture, fen-meadow, ditches, stream banks, pond margins and damp woodland edges. It grows on light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils in a range of pH conditions. Ragged-Robin is tolerant of semi-shade but prefers open ground and thrives in moist or wet soils where it is easy to grow. Tolerant of sea spray in exposed coatal locations.|
|Associations||The 'Biological Records Centre’s' website lists the following numbers of foodplant associates for Ragged-Robin: beetles (1), flies (5) and moths (12). However, the genus Silene as a whole, lists the following: beetles (2), flies (9), true bugs (6) moths (17) and thrips (1).|