Primrose - Primula vulgaris
Low hairy plant. Leaves oval, tapered to the stalk, finely hairy, bright green above, lighter and hairy beneath. Flowers pale yellow, 20 to 40 mm solitary, usually with orange markings in the centre, fragrant.
Moist shaded habitats, woods, thickets, grassy banks and ditches.
March to May.
Widespread in Britain, but thought to be declining.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 134 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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