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.
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.
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.
Lat: 46.25, Long: 5.96
Spotted on May 1, 2018
Submitted on May 3, 2018
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