Saturday, 2 May 2015

False Oxlip


The False Oxlip (Primula. x Polyantha)

A hybrid of the Primrose (Primula Vulgaris) and Cowslip (Primula veris).

Although I shot these images the same time as the "Flowers of the Forest" post, I thought it was appropriate to keep them separate as the False Oxlip is a hybrid of two flowers and not a singular species. 







20 comments:

  1. Yes I think that was wise tokeep them separate. I don't know whther I have seen this Hybrid myself. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Its not everywhere you see them Margaret, I only know for two places to find them.

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  2. That's a very pretty flower, I'd just go "oh, cowslip" without thinking

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    1. Its quite a bit different to a Cowslip really Simon.

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  3. Sweet little flowers. I think it is cool that they hybridize naturally.

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  4. Very pretty little flower!

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  5. I will have to look out for these, and pay much more attention!

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  6. Lovely shots, we get a lot at a place I visit, one of the first flowers to come out in this spot, most of them finished now.
    Amanda xx

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  7. I have both the Cowslip and Primrose in my garden and yes, I have also the False Oxlip, self seeded :-) I did not know it was called False Oxlip. I have loads of primroses and someone is nipping off the flowers leaving the stems of each flower including the flowers of the false oxlip. I can only think mice, we do have woodmice, or a vole, although I have not seen one in my garden for months. A woodmouse was on my birdtable today, lovely little creature but not if it is destructive to my primroses :-(

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    1. Various birds will eat flower heads as well Lyn.
      Yes there is a true Oxlip as well, but I doubt that I have ever seen one.

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  8. Beautiful pictures, which I think it is the third most beautiful.
    Greetings Tinie

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  9. Una flor brillante y hermosa con un hermoso color suave. Foto 1 y 3, yo personalmente y encuentra la mejor.

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