Oxlip - Primula elatior

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This is one of my favourite spring flowers. I used to pick it for my mothers birthday, the meadows around Hausham were covered in yellow at the end of March. Closely related to the more commonly grown english primrose Primula veris it does not have the orange throat and the flowers seem to nod in the same direction making it easy to bunch them into a tight ball of yellow for a small vase.