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Quick Facts

Scientific name:  Primula vulgaris

Size:  Grows to a height of 15cm

Distribution:  Found throughout the U.K.

Flowering Months:  Late March to May

Habitat:  Found in grassland, woodland edges, roadsides and hedgebanks

Special features:  Primroses produce a rosette of crinkled, oval leaves.  The pale yellow flowers appear on short, delicate stems at the centre of the rosette.

It's common name "primrose" (short for prima rosa) literally means "first rose". The flowering of primroses is a sure sign that spring has arrived in the UK.

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