Primula vulgaris possess sweetheart shaped petals in subtle shades of white, pink and pale yellows. Their Latin name is derived from ‘Primula’, meaning ‘first’, which is symbolised in their early spring bloom. Whereas, ‘Vulgaris’ translated means ‘common’ and they are one of the more frequent wildflowers seen across Britain. The common primrose will display a bold yellow centre similar to that of an egg yolk, contrasting to the creamier shade on the outer part of its petals.
With its sweet scent, primrose is great for enticing night moths as well as bees. Night moths are actually contribute to their pollination—providing a similar service feeding on the nectar of the flower and helping to disperse pollen.