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Primula elatior
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Primula elatior L.

Synonyms -

Popular names - primula maggiore, oxlip, Waldprimel, printaniere.

Distribution and Habitat - a species native to Europe, western Asia until increases in mountain areas, pay attention in forests up to 1500 m altitude.

Description - Perennial species, rizomatoasa, 10-30 cm tall. Leaves arranged in basal rosette, oblong-elliptic, margin crenata. Actinomorfe flowers, hermaphrodite, pentamere, in terminal umbel. Calyx 9-18 mm, tube, corolla tube stuck with 5 triangular teeth, corolla 12-20 mm diameter, hipocrateriforma, yellow, cylindrical tube, 5 emarginati lobes, 5 stamens, superior ovary. Blooms in May-July. Fruit capsule. Seeds dark brown. 2n = 22

Propagation - by seeds sown in the greenhouse after cold maturation.

Properties and Uses - as a species cultivated ornamntala or herbs. The roots contain saponins and flowers.


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