English: Lady’s Smock or Cuckoo Flower
Yesterday I saw a purple variety of this flower on Adrian’s blog; today when I went for a walk in my own neighbourhood I found lots of white ones (with just a hint of pink or purple).
Latin: Cardamine Pratensis (pratensis is Latin for ‘meadow’)
Now the question is if I shall have to get up and out for a walk very early tomorrow morning to check if it’s true (as Adrian claims) that the same flower really changes colour between morning and noon… (These photos from around 11 a.m., summer time.)
Swedish: Ängsbräsma, ängskrasse (‘äng’ is the Swedish word for ‘meadow’)
The Swedish Wikipedia article tells me there are different subspecies of it and they can be white or pink or pale violet in colour.
They don’t keep well when picked. I picked one anyway because I wanted a couple of photos against non-green background…