Cowslips used to be universally known by British people. They were part of our culture, being made into garlands in May Day celebrations and strewn on paths before weddings. Traditional meadows, ancient woodlands and hedgerows used to be alive with them. Over the last century the growth of industrial agriculture has destroyed much of their habitat leaving them perched on the edge rather than at the centre of our countryside. Urbanisation means that more of our population would be able to name Pikachu than could name a Cowslip.
Here then is a Cowslip Primula veris in all its glory in a quick phone photograph.