I took the photo below in a country park so I don't know what it is called. Is there a term for the shape besides "ball" like? I tried searching for general descriptions online but I couldn't find anything

Purple Flower

Edit: I had used a link to flickr before SE used imgur.com for hosting images. I think I'd moved the images around in flickr which broke the url. I only had two photos of this flower so it's not too bad. You can find this and other flower images on my flickr account

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    in addition to the flower a photo of the leaf is always helpful
    – kevinskio
    Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 12:46
  • Your image is toast, any chance of an update?
    – ashes999
    Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 17:02
  • Sorry about the image not working. I'm just looking into figuring out which one it was. I still have the images so I should get it sorted soon.
    – Kioshiki
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 19:13

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This is a type of primrose, the Primula denticulata (drumstick primrose), owing to the flower morphology.

  • Thanks. That got me on the right track and I was able to find what I'm quite sure is the same plant. I wasn't sure about the accepted way to put that in so I decided to edit your answer rather than submitting my own.
    – Kioshiki
    Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 9:55

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