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
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Jacquemyn, "Biological Flora of the British Isles: Primula veris L.," Journal of Ecology, vol.
[5] British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Primula veris, British Herbal Medicine Association, London, UK, 1974.
[section]en, "Antimitotic and antibacterial effects of the Primula veris L.
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).
In Experiment 2 we used a two-way factorial design to study the effects of leaf removal and manipulation of reproduction on Primula veris (all treatments in [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED]).
Cowslips or Primula veris produce tight clusters of nodding, lightly fragrant spring flowers.
Dry open spots, particularly on chalk or lime, are ideal for the pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris), cowslip (primula veris), ladies bedstraw (Galium verum), milkwort (Polygala vulgaris), bird's foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and harebell (Campanula rotundifolia).
Botanically a primula is thought to be a cross between our native primrose with the cowslip, Primula veris, its other parent.