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Lady's Smock

Lady's smock (Cardamine pratensis). 

I remember these from Kemplah field in Guisborough, back when I was 5 or 6 years old.  They used to grow in the long grass near a small pond that we used to play in (actually the pond was really just an overgrown puddle around a broken field drain).  In the field, there were also buttercups, bees, and horses, and in the pond, leeches. 

Alas, Kemplah field was long since built on, and a school has even come and gone on the site of the pond.  This makes me feel old.

Anyhow, this is what the leaves of lady's smock look like:

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-04-28.

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