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Primrose Family Primulaceae

Group: 
Flowers

The primrose family contains some familiar species that one would expect but there are some surprises too! Generally five-petalled flowers and quite small plants. Primroses are quite likely to hybridise with other members of the family and the garden primula is beginning to have a detrimental effect on wild populations so beware 'freaks'. (Note: Purple Loosestrife is actually a member of the Lythraceae family).

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Guidance Notes Recent Records

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Primrose

Primula vulgaris

Cowslip

Primula veris

False Oxlip

Primula x polyantha

Chaffweed

Centunculus minimus

Sea Milkwort

Glaux martima

Brookweed

Samolus valerandi

Scarlet Pimpernel

Anagallis arvensis

Bog Pimpernel

Anagallis tenella

Yellow Loosestrife

Lysimachia vulgaris

Creeping-Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia

Yellow Pimpernel

Lysimachia nemorum

Purple Loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria