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primrose

/prim·rose/ (prim´rōz)
1. a plant of the genus Primula; P. obco´nica (the cultivated primrose plant) is a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis.

evening primrose  the herb Oenothera biennis, or a preparation of oil from its seeds; see under oil.
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THE delicate and humble primrose which sits in the shade at the feet of towering trees in Welsh woods has beaten the nation's emblem - the daffodil - to become our favourite wildflower in a new survey.
Take a few seed pods from your primroses when they are fat but stillgreen, tear back the outside casing of the old calyx, then burst the membrane with your nail and squeeze to expose seeds.
Take a few seed pods from your primroses when they are fat but still green, tear back the outside casing of the old calyx, then burst the membrane with your nail and squeeze to expose seeds.
No doubt wild primroses have found their way into gardens from the very first time plots were set aside to cultivate food and though No doubt wild primroses have found their way into gardens from the very first time plots were set aside to cultivate food and though they can be used as food and drink - primrose wine must be a delicacy - it is for the joy they bring to spirit and soul that they are prized.
As it turns out, primroses are more varied than generally believed.
THE breeding history of bright coloured giant flowered late winter/spring primroses and polyanthus is obscure.
Primroses, which are cyclamen relatives, are also perennial plants.
This species and other invasive water primroses are weeds that can crowd out native plants.
Sadly though, wild primroses are not nearly as plentiful as they once were, but if we include them in our gardens we can help to increase their numbers.
English primroses (Primula x polyantha) are noted for the brilliant, jewel-tone colors of their flowers, which come in almost any color including blue, yellow, deep pink, and rich lipstick red.