Primrose photo primrose009.jpg The light-yellow primrose is supposed to be the first flower of spring (primula), and it's clear, light-yellow is named as the color primrose. These are becoming rare, as garden hybrids breed with wild ones. The flowers grow singly on long, fuzzy stalks.

Stroll wildflowers:  | Potentilla Hirta | Primrose | Grey Ragwort |

Flowers. Jan-May

Tall. Low - Short

Flower. Five notched lobes, pale yellow with a deep-yellow throat. The petals are joined at the base into a tube, typical of the Primulaceae family.

Leaf. Basal rosette, oblong with rounded tips, tapering at the base into the stalk. Wrinkled surface and hairy beneath.

Habitat. Forests, clearings, fields, hedges.