Photos: Blarney, Co.Cork
Drooping umbels of apricot-scented yellow flowers with orange streaks inside corolla. Tall, upright flower stems. Leaves stalked, wrinkled, pale green. 10-30cm
Well-drained calcareous soils. Grassland, scrub, woodland edges, cliffs. Native in central Ireland, introduced in NE. Protected species in Northern Ireland.
Similar: False Oxlip, P. polyantha. Hybrid between primrose and cowslip.
Cowslip. Blarney, Co.Cork. April 2008.