primrose

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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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Another flower that reminds me that spring is underway is our native primrose primula vulgaris.
Where we live, our wild primrose primula vulgaris covers the steep Devon banks and often presents itself at nose level.
Where we live, our wild primrose, Primula vulgaris, covers the steep Devon banks and often presents itself at nose level.
A native of Britain and Europe, the primrose, Primula vulgaris, being early flowering, was long considered the harbinger of spring, the name, derived from the Latin for ``first rose''.