High Weald

coralrootCoralroot (Cardamine bulbifera) is a beautiful woodland flower which is very scarce in Britain. This rarity is only found naturally in The Weald and the Chilterns.

Look out for coralroot on undisturbed road verges in the High Weald, and damp, ancient woodland on clay.

Closely related to the more common cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis), both bloom around the time the cuckoo starts to call in April. Coralroot is a larger plant, with bigger, pale lilac flowers, and unlike cuckooflower, coralroot has brown bulbils in the leaf axils on the stem.