Primula veris: Cowslip flower

Primula veris [cowslip, common cowslip; syn. Primula officinalis Hill] is a flowering plant in the genus Primula of the family Primulaceae. The species is native throughout most of temperate Europe and Asia.

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The common name cowslip may derive from the old English for cow dung, probably because the plant was often found growing amongst the manure in cow pastures.

Primula veris is a variable evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial plant growing to 25 cm [10 in] tall and broad, with a rosette of leaves 5–15 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The deep yellow flowers are produced in spring, in clusters of 10-30 blooms together on a single stem.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130414

Source: Wikipedia

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