Ragged-Robin

Silene flos-cuculi

Common Name:
Ragged-Robin
Scientific Name:
Silene flos-cuculi
Rank:
Dicots
Division:
Flowering Plants
Family (Vernacular):
campion & stichwort family
Family (Scientific):
Caryophyllaceae
Longevity:
Perennial
Status1:
Native
Soil Moisture:
Damp-Wet
Star Rating:
Flowering:
May - Jun
Height:
30 - 60cm

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Species Description

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.

Habitat 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.