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Japanese Cowslip

Primula japonica

Plant Data

Order:
Ericales
Family:
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Whorls of flowers at the top the upright main stem. The ostentatious flowers can be of various colours, most often pink, red, purple and white.
Fruit:
Dry, splitting open when ripe, up to 8mm long.
Leaves:
Lettuce-like. Basal leaves only, simple and toothed, up to 10 inches long. Light green and wrinkly.
Maximum Size:
45cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Candelabra Primrose, Candelabra Primula, Japanese Primrose.
Habitats:
Gardens, meadows, riversides, woodland.