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cowslip

(kou′slĭp′)
n.
1. A Eurasian primrose (Primula veris) having fragrant yellow flowers, widely cultivated as an ornamental and long used in herbal medicine.
2. See marsh marigold.
A perennial herb, the flowers and roots of which contain flavonoids, glycosides, and saponins; it is analgesic, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, and sedative. It has been used internally for arthritis, headache, insomnia, measles, paralysis, respiratory tract infections, and restlessness, and topically for sunburns

cowslip,

n Latin name:
Primula veris; part used: buds; uses: insomnia, anxiety; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, patients with liver disease and gastrointestinal disorders; can cause nausea, diarrhea, gastritis, hepatotoxicity, contact dermatitis. Also called
artetyke, arthritica, buckles, crewel, drelip, fairy cup, herb Peter, key of heaven, key flower, may blob, mayflower, our lady's keys, paigle, palsywort, password, peagle, petty mulleins, and
plumrocks.

cowslip

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Wild meadows the nation over are freely decorated with wild strawberries and garlic, poppies and daisies, honeysuckle and foxgloves, cornflowers and cowslips and, most famous of all, the unbeatable primroses.
The polyanthus group contains not only its namesake but also our wild primroses, oxlips and cowslips that seem to remind us of days gone by and its hardiness and ability to flower in late winter gives it its popularity.
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They cleared out the vandalised pond on the site in Erw Las and transformed the wasteland with a combination of flower beds packed with cowslips and geraniums, and vegetable patches bursting with greens.
A meandering path disappearing behind the trees through bluebells, cowslips and meadowsweet is just as delightful as a shady bed full of woodland treasures.
The town is festooned with decorations of bluebells, cowslips and hazel twigs as locals celebrate the coming of summer.
The book opens, quite extraordinarily, with a colour photograph of cowslips, and closes with Robert Frost's poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.
We thought it was absolutely wonderful playing in the field and picking cowslips.
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BLOOMING HISTORY: Project co-ordinator Jessica Harrison examines a field full of cowslips as part of Wildflower Ark's hunt to discover and to try to preserve East Cleveland's missing traditional wildflower meadows Picture by PETER BENN