Cowslip – Primula veris


Nowadays this is becoming a rare sight due to the widespread loss of traditional hay meadows. The English name is a polite version of Cowslops, indicating that they thrived in meadows where cows grazed. The Welsh, translated, is the more poetic Mary’s Tears. They prefer moist soil in either sun or slight shade and spreading happily in grass (mown in late summer). AGM