Cuckoo Flower

cuckooflower.jpgFollowing a comment left by Steve about hearing a cuckoo along the Railway Walk, its timely to mention the above flower, growing in the damp fringes bordering the trees by the side of the Brook.
It is another example of nature’s resilience-perhaps more commonly known as ‘Lady’s Smock‘, the cuckoo flower wasn’t often seen in the vicinity of the Brook due to large-scale grass-cutting in previous years, but due to careful management and good liaison between South Staffordshire Council, the sub contractors responsible for grass cutting in Wombourne, and the Friends of Wom Brook, last year saw a re-emergence of this particular flower.

This year, several examples can currently be seen. Hopefully these flowers will be left to grow, so that everyone can enjoy them.

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