Primula vulgaris

16th February 2020

Primula vulgaris

This once-common wildflower of woodlands and hedgerow banks produces numerous pale yellow flowers from its rosette of leaves. It has adapted to cross-pollinate itself by manipulating insects like the Brimstone Butterfly to carry its pollen from one clump of plants to another by cunningly having two forms of flower, pin-eyed and thrum-eyed.

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