Common Primrose
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Common Primrose
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Common Primrose
Botanical name: Primula vulgaris    Family: Primulaceae (Primrose family)
Synonyms: Primula acaulis

Common Primrose is a popular garden plant that grows with an open rosette of semi-evergreen obovate leaves up to 25 cm long. The leaves are often wrinkled, downy beneath and their edges are toothed or scalloped. The flowers are tubular, usually pale yellow, in some cases fragrant, and borne in clusters of 3-25 on short stalks that rise just 6 in (15 cm) or less above the leaves. Each flower is about an inch (2.5 cm) across. There are hundreds of cultivars and hybrids in a wide range of colors, including some with double flowers. Common Primrose occurs naturally as a wild species in western Asia and southern Europe.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in cultivation.

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