Saturday, 5 February 2011
19 April. (Compare winter.)
Cuckoo Flower, Lady's Smock, Meadowcress.
These floure for the most part in Aprill and May, when the Cuckow begins to sing her pleasant notes without stammering.
- John Gerarde, 1597
When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smock all silver white
And Cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight.
- Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost