This flower makes me stop and look at it and admire its strange combination of frailty and firmness.

Do you know the name of the flower?

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The photo is from previous years, probably taken in mid-summer.

  • where's it growing - in the wild or in someone''s garden?
    – Bamboo
    Mar 13, 2018 at 17:11
  • In someone's garden, but that garden is intentionally filled with wildflowers. I found Clarkia pulchella on the internet, it may be a cousin of this flower. @Bamboo
    – VividD
    Mar 13, 2018 at 17:19

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It looks like Lychnis flos-cuculi, also known as ragged robin.

  • Yes, it is indeed looks like the one from the picture.
    – VividD
    Mar 13, 2018 at 17:53
  • And this is the second plant that I heard of with such rhythmic three-part name. The first was Crataegus crus-galli.
    – VividD
    Mar 13, 2018 at 17:56
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    Hey Vivid - here's another rhythmic three-parter for you: Gleditsia triacanthos inermis (Honey Locust tree)
    – Jurp
    Mar 15, 2018 at 0:07
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    What strange name. For me it is still Silene flos-cuculi (just added for reference). I would say it is not infrequent on not-manured open fields in Europe. I find also Adiantus capillus-veneris rhythmic (3 syllabi each, easy to pronounce). Mar 15, 2018 at 11:28

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