Definitions for ragged robin
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a plant, Lychnis flos-cuculi, of the pink family, having pink or white flowers with dissected petals.
Origin of ragged robin:
ragged robin, cuckoo flower, Lychnis flos-cuculi, Lychins floscuculi(noun)
common perennial native to Europe and western Asia having usually pink flowers with ragged petals
A type of wild campion, Lychnis flos-cuculi, in the family Caryophyllaceae, which grows across Europe and has pink flowers.
Origin: From ragged + robin, probably because of the untidy appearance of its petals.
Lychnis flos-cuculi, commonly called Ragged Robin, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the family Caryophyllaceae. It is species is native to Europe, where it is found along roads and in wet meadows and pastures. In Britain it has declined in numbers because of modern farming techniques and draining of wet-lands and is no longer common. However, Lychnis flos-cuculi has become naturalized in parts of the northern United States and eastern Canada and has been listed as potentially invasive in some areas.
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