|Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo)
|Date Taken: 2004-04-10|
|Camera: Canon 10D, 17-35mm F/2.8L ě77|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2006-12-24 9:00|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|No white Christmas, and it is going to take a while before we can see this flower again. It's Primula elatior, or oxlip. It is a flowering plant in the genus Primula, found in damp woods and meadows throughout Europe as far north as southern Sweden. |
It is a low growing herbaceous perennial plant with a rosette of leaves 5-15 cm long and 2-6 cm broad. The deep 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 (cowslip) which has a similar general appearance although the oxlip has larger, pale yellow flowers more like a primrose, and a corolla tube without folds.
I found this one in the Bunderbos, also known in the Netherlands for the Salamandra salamandra which can be found here.
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Very nice composition. But I prefer to take it a bit more closer. Bravo and TFS.
Greetings, happy new year.
very nice plant in its habitat, TFS Ori
- [2007-01-02 4:53]
Wonderful flower in a really wet forest! I like to see the environment and the well balanced composition.
TFS, JosÚ M.