Cowslip - Primula veris

    Description

    Low to short hairy plant. Leaves oblong and abruptly narrowing into the stalk. Flowers deep yellow 9 to 15 mm with orange markings in the centre, sweetly fragrant up to 30 in nodding one-sided cluster.

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    Habitat

    Grassy habitats, meadows and pastures etc.

    When to see it

    April and May.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Less common than previously in Britain having suffered a severe decline. It can however be quite abundant where it is found.

    VC55 Status

    Now infrequent and declining in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 288 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map