Primrose (Primula vulgaris) flowers

Primrose (Primula vulgaris) flowers

Description

Title:
Primrose (Primula vulgaris) flowers
Caption / Description:

Yellow flowers of a primrose cultivar.

Primula vulgaris is a species of Primula native to western and southern Europe (from the Faroe Islands and Norway south to Portugal, and east to Germany, Ukraine, the Crimea, and the Balkans), northwest Africa (Algeria), and southwest Asia (Turkey east to Iran). The common name is primrose, or occasionally common primrose or English primrose to distinguish it from other Primula species also called primroses.

It flowers in early spring, one of the earliest spring flowers in much of Europe. ("Primrose" is ultimately from Old French primerose or medieval Latin prima rosa, meaning first "rose".) In appropriate conditions, it can cover the ground in open woods and shaded hedgerows.

Numerous cultivars have been selected for garden planting, often derived from subsp. sibthorpii or hybrids between the subspecies; these and other garden hybrids are available in a wide range of colours and with an extended flowering season.

Both flowers and leaves are edible, the flavour ranging between mild lettuce and more bitter salad greens. The leaves can also be used for tea, and the young flowers can be made into primrose wine.

Description taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primula_vulgaris

Tags / Keywords:
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Magnoliophyta
  • Flowering Plants
  • Angiosperms
  • Magnoliopsida
  • Dicotyledons
  • Yellow
  • Ericales
  • Primulaceae
  • Primula
  • Primroses
  • Primula vulgaris
  • Common Primrose
  • English Primrose
  • Yellow primrose flower

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Market Harborough
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Leicestershire
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1320 s
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Canon EOS 450D
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100
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100mm
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Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM
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