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Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 29 March 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Increasingly rare, as people dig them up to put them in their gardens

Panasonic DMC-TZ20 1/320 second F/4.0 ISO 100 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Ah, you found this in the wild? A lovely pale yellow color. I do love them growing in gardens, too.

29 Mar 2011 5:16am

@DULCIE: That's the point.....Primroses are wild flowers, but there are very few left because people dig them up and put them in their gardens.

Sally from Glasgow, United Kingdom

very pretty

29 Mar 2011 5:36am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Beautiful wild flowers!

29 Mar 2011 6:25am

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Easy to see why people dig them up, people are people everywhere you go. There seem to
be no boundaries. They are beautiful, the flowers, not the people.

29 Mar 2011 7:01am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautifully done, love them in the wild. Easier to net nature have it's course and keep the garden than for me to have to mess with it.

29 Mar 2011 7:14am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely soft light on this glorious flower! I like the way your point of view follows the rising slope of the grassy bank.

29 Mar 2011 7:17am

L.Dd from France

I remember when i was young , collecting the most of them in my little hands , and what a nice smell they had !
Nice picture .

29 Mar 2011 7:19am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful flower.. lovely shot.

29 Mar 2011 7:26am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

The flower is very beautiful, but the foliage is so ugly! I don't want them in my garden.
Great shot!

29 Mar 2011 7:31am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

ah natural is deffinately the best!

29 Mar 2011 7:42am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

ah natural is definately the best!

29 Mar 2011 7:43am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Lovely primroses- they don't seem to be popular nowadays, I never see them in gardens.

29 Mar 2011 8:04am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

No shortage here Chris. They self seed quite readily.

29 Mar 2011 8:39am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Lovely flowers, great to see these in the wild:-)

29 Mar 2011 8:43am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A pretty bouquet of primrose, flowers which are aptly named to announce the spring. Good day.

29 Mar 2011 9:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot. Beautiful flowers. Love the light and colours ... :)

29 Mar 2011 9:24am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Primroses get stolen ? I suppose that's possible - folks around here get their whole gardens stolen and one guy has concreted his shrubs in place. True !

29 Mar 2011 9:57am

@Ronnie 2¢: I reckon people will nick anything, locked, chained, concreted-it doesn't make any difference to some of these scroats

Lougris from Toulouse, France

joli bouquet offert par la nature ...

29 Mar 2011 11:27am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Now you know why I don't have green fingers.

29 Mar 2011 11:38am

@Curly: Yep, you can see them walking away with the plants under their arms-completely nonch! It's the same idiots who pick Bluebells "Because they aren't owned by anyone"

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

ah, that is so sweet spring flower . lovely angle ;)

29 Mar 2011 11:54am

Franz from Baden, Austria

terrific angle and dof, chris! a superb picture of this lovely harbinger of spring! too bad even these things get stolen!

29 Mar 2011 1:44pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the low angle you used to get this view of the Primrose. Pretty flower in its natural state.

29 Mar 2011 2:34pm

Mary from PA, United States

So lovely!! It's a shame people do this...though I admit to trying it once and the plant died. So I figured if they were meant to grow in my garden they would been there in the first place. So now I walk in the woods if I want to see woodland flowers....much better that way. Please keep the flowers coming : )

29 Mar 2011 2:54pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful bouquet in a natural surrounding. Very good perspective!

29 Mar 2011 3:22pm

L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

Primula Vulgaris! So sweet to find it in the wild! Beautiful! PS did you bring it home? AH AH! :P Ok, I'm joking, just joking.

29 Mar 2011 4:09pm

© Jean-Bernard Reynier from Lyon, France

Nice spring image !

29 Mar 2011 4:42pm

David from Avranches, France

I really like the light coming through the plant and falling on the leaf.

29 Mar 2011 5:16pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Pretty spring flowers

29 Mar 2011 5:30pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I planted primroses so perhaps that will offset some of the digging up. Very pretty!

29 Mar 2011 5:56pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

We've got Primroses an Bluebells growing in our garden,and nobody planted them there,just nature spreading it's largesse.

29 Mar 2011 6:22pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Very nice ......

29 Mar 2011 6:29pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful angle and light,lovely little flowers!

29 Mar 2011 6:44pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

I can't imagine anyone doing that Chris, I mean, you'd have to go out at night with a spade :0

29 Mar 2011 7:22pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Nice angle on this image. So sad that they are stolen! Wonder why those people think that it belongs to them, if there is no other owner around!

29 Mar 2011 7:58pm

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom


29 Mar 2011 8:14pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom


29 Mar 2011 8:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


29 Mar 2011 11:19pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

It looks like only this cluster grwoing here without more of others!

30 Mar 2011 1:08am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Sweet spring image and a beautiful shot in this angle.

30 Mar 2011 3:12am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Now these colors mean spring to me. I have only seen primrose as a garden plant. You have them growing wild in your area?

30 Mar 2011 3:17am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


30 Mar 2011 4:04pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

I love primroses

30 Mar 2011 5:00pm

Panasonic DMC-TZ20
1/320 second
ISO 100
24 mm (35mm equiv.)