Primroses come in many species and a range of shapes, size and colours. The flowers maybe yellow, red, purple, pink or white. The genus ‘Primula’, comes from the Latin ‘primus’, meaning prime, or first, referencing that the plant is one of the first to flower in early spring. See also Primula vulgaris.
It flowers spring and throughout the summer. As well as commonly cultivated and hybridised for parks and gardens as ornamental plants, they maybe found in the wild amongst hedgerows, woodlands and shady meadows. They are common and widespread throughout.
Primrose (Primula). Front garden, Staffordshire, England. March 2012.