False Oxlip

False Oxlip Primula veris x vulgaris = P. x polyantha Mill.


False Oxlip, Top End © Nigel Milbourne, 2005

This hybrid between Cowslip Primula veris and Primrose Primla vulgaris is not infrequent where the two species grow together. One of the best areas to search for it is at Top End between Flower Corner and Ubley entrance. I will add other sites in due course. There are no recent records shown on the BSBI Distribution Maps, but it is shown in the 2000 Bristol Flora. There are no mentions of it at the site in the 1912 Bristol Flora.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. BSBI Distribution Maps
  2. Green, I.P., Higgins, R.J., Kitchen, C. & Kitchen, M.A.R. The Flora of the Bristol Region. 2000. Bristol Environmental Records Centre.
  3. White, J.W.W. The Flora of Bristol. 1912. Reprinted in 1972 by Chatford House Press Ltd. Bristol.

Updated 20 March, 2017