Primrose: the common primula | Nature Notes from Dorset

Yellow seems to be the dominant colour amongst early spring flowers. Lesser celandine, daffodil, dandelion, colt's-foot, gorse and primrose all display lovely yellow tones to brighten the woodland floor and our hedgerows. It is not long though before white takes over with shrub blossoms like blackthorn and hawthorn in the hedges and wood anemone, wood-sorrel and ramsons in the woodlands. These, along with early umbels such as cow parsley, will in turn give way to pinks, mauves and purples before yellow returns in the autumn.
The primrose (Primula vulgaris) was once extremely common, Primular vulgaris means the common primula but these days it seems it is a little less so.



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