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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 3 years ago

Good spotting and information. Thanks!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years 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!

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

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

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