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