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Cowslip

Primula veris

Description:

The Cowslip is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the primrose family Primulaceae. It produces a rosette of basal leaves, and one long stem, 30cm tall, with a head full of yellow flowers.

Habitat:

European species, often found on edges of forests growing in shadow. Here, observed in Natural Reserve of Jura mountain range, at 900m approx; in a mixed forest, and on a shoulders of forest road on slopes.

Notes:

I was a bit surprised to find out, from various sources, about the edibility and culinary uses of this plant. It used to be used in wine production (I don't find details); but the leaves seems to be used as salad, and flowers in salads as well, or as coloring agent for deserts and butter.

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

Good spotting and information. Thanks!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Zlatan!

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.25, Long: 5.96

Spotted on May 1, 2018
Submitted on May 3, 2018

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