Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Cowslip, Primula veris, Bainne bó bleachtáin

Cowslip
Primula veris
Bainne bó bleachtáin
Family: Primulaceae

Flowering time: April-May. Perennial. Native / introduced.

Drooping umbels of apricot-scented yellow flowers with orange streaks inside the corolla on tall, upright flower stems. The pale green leaves are stalked and wrinkled. Height 10-30cm

Well-drained calcareous soils in grassland, scrub, woodland edges and on cliffs. Native in central Ireland, introduced in the north-east. A protected species in Northern Ireland.

Similar: False Oxlip, P. polyantha. Hybrid with Primrose


Cowslip, Primula veris, Bainne bó bleachtáin

Cowslip, Primula veris, Bainne bó bleachtáin
Cowslip, Primula veris, Bainne bó bleachtáin
Photographs: Blarney, Co. Cork

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