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
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