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Primula veris (Lusus naturae)

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 13 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Primula veris (NL: Gulden sleutelbloem / EN: Cowslip) is a low growing herbaceous perennial plant with a rosette of leaves 5–15 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. Flowers are produced in the spring between April and May; they are in clusters of 10-30 together on a single stem 5–20 cm tall, each flower 9–15 mm broad. Normally the flowers are bright yellow. Red-flowered plants do occur, very rarely.
This plant (not a (escaped) cultivar but a unique specimen in a very normal wild population of hundreds of plants) has extra large petals and a very unusual color on 3 of the 5 individual flowers - a "Lusus naturae" - a whim of nature.

Image: Rochefort (BE) - 27/03/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


13 May 2011 8:59am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Fantastisches Bild ! Da kann ich nur gratulieren !

13 May 2011 4:32pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Wonderful composition!

13 May 2011 6:27pm

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Another one of your more artful presentations, the colors are warm, the flowers absolutely vibrant.

14 May 2011 1:12am

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm