Saturday, 25 March 2017

False Oxlip

Found this cheery plant in flower today at Filnore near the steps up from the footbridge.

It's a false oxlip.  The true oxlip is a different species confined to East Anglia but our falsie is a naturally occuring hybrid between a primrose and a cowslip, both of which grow at Filnore.  The flowers are smaller than a primrose but larger than a cowslip. 

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