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.

    Photo ID?

    Moist shaded habitats, woods, thickets, grassy banks and ditches.

    When to see it

    March to May.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but thought to be declining.

    VC55 Status

    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

    UK Map