Primula auricula

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPrimulaceaePrimulaPrimula auricula


A rhizomatous semi-evergreen herb which was originally planted on rock ledges in Caenlochan Glen (Angus), and occurs as a naturalised relic of cultivation or casual garden escape elsewhere. Its altitudinal range is unknown.

World Distribution

Native of the mountains of C. Europe.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.
Richards AJ
1993.  Primula.