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Primula elatior

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 April 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Primula elatior (NL: Slanke sleutelbloem / EN: Oxlip / DE: Hohe Schlüsselblume / FR: Primevère élevée) is a flowering plant in the genus Primula, found in nutrient- and calcium-rich damp woods and meadows throughout Europe. It is a low growing herbaceous perennial plant with a rosette of leaves 5–15 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The light yellow flowers are produced in the spring between April and May; they are in clusters of 10-30 together on a single stem 10–30 cm tall, each flower 9–15 mm broad. It may be confused with the closely related Primula veris (gulden sleutelbloem / cowslip) which has a similar general appearance although P. veris has smaller, bellshaped, bright yellow flowers (and red dots inside the flower), and a corolla tube without folds. The leaves of P. veris are more spade-shaped than P.elatior.

Image: Ranst (BE) - 02/04/2013

Canon EOS 7D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 100 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Deze Primula is prachtig in beeld gebracht. Mooie kleurencombinatie met de vage achtergrond.
Ik wens je een fijne dag.

15 Apr 2013 7:02am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Wonderful

15 Apr 2013 10:35am

Canon EOS 7D
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
150 mm

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