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Oxlip

Primula elatior

Description:

Herbaceous perennial plant with a rosette of leaves 5–15 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The light yellow flowers are produced in the spring between April and May; they are in clusters of 10-30 together on a single stem 10–30 cm tall, each flower 9–15 mm broad. It may be confused with the closely related Primula veris (cowslip) which has a similar general appearance although P. veris has smaller, bellshaped, bright yellow flowers (and red dots inside the flower), and a corolla tube without folds. The leaves of P. veris are more spade-shaped than P.elatior.

Habitat:

Nutrient- and calcium-rich damp woods and meadows throughout Europe

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Meik Meißner
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Meik Meißner

Göttingen, Niedersachsen (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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