Botanical name: Primula veris
Common names: cowslip, common cowslip, cowslip primrose
- Leaves: dark green and wrinkled.
- Evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial plant growing up to 25 cm tall. Grows in open fields, meadows, clifftops, etc
- Flowers: Spring (April/May). Yellow, bell-shaped flowers with five petals. Flowers enclosed by a long green tube-shaped calix. Flowers found in clusters.
- Fruit: capsule with seeds inside
- Important for wildlife, providing nectar for insects.
- Leaves have been used to treat sleeping problems (sedative effect). Flowers to treat coughs