Although most commonly associated with a pale-yellow colour, the plant occurs quite naturally in every shade from almost pure white to orange.
P. elatior is a semi-evergreen perennial to 30cm, with a rosette of ovate to oblong leaves, and erect stems bearing one-sided clusters of dark-eyed yellow flowers 2.5cm in width
Other common names
- bardfield oxlip
- great cowslip
- true oxlip