Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Primrose, Primula vulgaris, Sabhaircín

Primrose
Primula vulgaris
Sabhaircín
Family: Primulaceae

Flowering time: December-May. Perennial. Native.

The pale yellow scented flowers are usually solitary on hairy stalks. Pink forms occur occasionally. Leaves are in basal rosettes, wrinkled, the leaf undersides hairy.

Locally frequent in woods, hedgerows, meadows and on road sides on damp, slightly acid soils. Scarcer further north and in mountainous areas.

Similar: Cowslip, Primula veris. Long stalks with drooping yellow flowers. Frequent in central Ireland, rare in the north east and south west.


Primrose, Primula vulgaris, Sabhaircín

Primrose, Primula vulgaris, Sabhaircín
Primrose, Primula vulgaris, Sabhaircín
Photographs: Co. Cork

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