Primula veris L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Bainne bó bleachtáin

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Primula veris L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 28 Sep 2021'

General Information

Plants 8-30 cm, herbaceous; rhizomes thick, short; rosettes sometimes clumped, vegetative parts efarinose but often pubescent. Leaves not aromatic, indistinctly or abruptly petiolate; petiole winged; blade with deep reticulate veins abaxially, ovate to ovate-oblong, 5-20 × 2-6 cm, thin, membranaceous in age, margins coarsely toothed, apex acute to obtuse, surfaces pubescent, hairs simple. Inflorescences 5-16-flowered; involucral bracts plane, unequal. Pedicels erect to drooping, moderately thick, 3-20 mm, length 1-3 times bracts, flexuous. Flowers heterostylous; calyx pale green, broadly campanulate, 0.8-2 cm; corolla yellow, with orange spots at base of lobes, tube 8-20 mm, length to 1 times calyx, eglandular, limb 8-28 mm diam., lobes 8-14 mm, apex slightly emarginate to distinctly notched. Capsules ovoid, length to 1 times calyx. Seeds without flanged edges, minutely vesiculate. 2n = 22 (Europe).

  • Provided by: [A].Flora of North America @
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    "With yellow fls and somewhat inflated cal, occasionally escapes in the n. part of our range."

  • Provided by: [C].New York Botanical Garden
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    10–30 cm hoch. Blätter in grundständiger Rosette, eiförmig, Spreite plötzlich in den allmählich schmaler geflügelten Stiel zusammengezogen, behaart, runzelig. Bis 20 Blüten in einseitiger Dolde, Krone goldgelb, gegen den Schlund oft orange, Saum sc

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    4–5. Trockene Wiesen, meist auf Kalk.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Bainne bó bleachtáinIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    Fleasc i mbeal bóIrishIE
    Primula temprivaRaeto-RomanceCH
    Cowslip primrose
    Primula odorosaItalianCH
    Primevère officinaleFrenchCH
    Bainne bó bleachtIrishIE
    Baine bó bleachtIrishIE
    Bó mucIrishIE
    Lusna múiseánIrishIE


     Information From

    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
    • B All Rights Reserved
    New York Botanical Garden
    Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
    • C Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    Irish Vernacular Names
    • D All Rights Reserved
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).