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Quick Facts

Scientific name:  Primula veris

Size:  Grows to a height of 30cm

Distribution:  Found in most parts of the UK, most frequently in England and Wales.

Flowering Months:  Late March to May

Habitat:  Found in grassland, meadows, woodland clearings and hedgebanks

Special features:  Cowslips are a relative of the Primrose (Primula vulgaris).  They produce deeply crinkled, oval-shaped leaves which grow in a rosette formation.  The deep yellow flowers appear on a stem which grows from the centre of the rosette.  The flowers have a scent of apricots.

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