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These are English Primroses. Primula Vulgaris.
The flowers are pale yellow, with a darker yellow centre. The foliage is textured and has very fine hairs on.
English Primroses are often seen growing wild on grassy banks, hedgerows and in woodland.
This lovely flower has a traditional connection with the world of fairies, and has therefore been popular with children for generations. It was thought that if they ate the flowers, they would be able to see fairies, and that anyone who touched a rock with primroses would find a route to Fairyland.
The primrose was also used for medicinal purposes too: the Romans used it for malaria, while herbalists have used the root as an expectorant.
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