Primula veris


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A perennial herb, the flowers and roots of which contain flavonoids, glycosides, and saponins; it is analgesic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, and sedative. It has been used internally for arthritis, headache, insomnia, measles, paralysis, respiratory tract infections, and restlessness, and topically for sunburns

Primula veris,

n See cowslip.
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Our treatments simulated situations that Primula veris plants encounter in their life.
Since we wanted to simulate the seed dispersal pattern of Primula veris (Richards 1986), the area of a sowing plot for one individual was constant (20 cm x 20 cm), so individuals with higher seed number had higher sowing density (for the detailed description of methods see Syrjanen and Lehtila 1993).
Cowslips or Primula veris produce tight clusters of nodding, lightly fragrant spring flowers.
Botanically a primula is thought to be a cross between our native primrose with the cowslip, Primula veris, its other parent.