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Primula elatior

Primula elatior
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
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
Viewed: 3400
Points: 6
[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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Hello Jacob
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

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-02 4:53]

Hi Jacob,
Wonderful flower in a really wet forest! I like to see the environment and the well balanced composition.
TFS, JosÚ M.

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