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Primula veris

Primévaire officinale
Cowslip

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

9-15 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

to 20 cm

Description

The name ‘veris’ means ‘truly’ and the name ‘Primula’ means ‘of spring’.

Undisturbed grassy habitats.

Flowers

Deep yellow flowers with orange base, grouped in umbels and drooping to one side.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Rosette, oval, undulated, 2-6 cm wide, 5-20 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing the seeds.

Edible

Flowers can be added to salads. In England, the flowers were, and perhaps still are, collected to make cowslip wine.

Medical

Flowers and roots: internally for bronchitis, dry cough and whooping cough.

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