cowslip


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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
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The cowslip is a close relation of the primrose, which is also in evidence in some of our hedgerows at the moment.
Primula denticulataThey are really easy to grow, flourishing in virtually any situation provided they are planted in rich soil, although cowslips favour free-draining soil and the Asiatic types provide a riot of colour in heavy soil.
Gerrard states 'An unguent made with the juice of Cowslip and the oil of Linseed, cureth all scaldings or burning with fire, water or otherwise'.
Milder weather later in the year saw many species recover, but also some unusually unseasonal sightings including cowslips flowering in November."
10 large cowslip plu plants PS12 (www.wigglywigglers.co.uk, 01981 500391).
Life is awful until Cowslip discovers a deserted garden on the top of the block of flats; lying there under a blue sky, suddenly a blue horse arrives and life is transformed for Cowslip!
"When Lake Michigan Leaves" begins with this succinct description of an odd woman whose love for the lake compels her to sleep next to it, covering herself with birch leaves and driftwood: "An expert on aquatic folk medicine and cowslip salads, Sage Francis likes to wear colors that complement the flowers of the season ...
`Some others have suggested renaming it Cowslip Lane, which I don't agree with.'"
Virginia bluebell or Virginia cowslip (Mertensia virginica)
There are taller varieties such as the lollipop-shaped flowers of Primula denticulata, which come out a bit later, or the traditional, more familiar types such as the primrose and the cowslip.
a) the full names and residential addresses of the directors of the limited company are; Andrew Campbell of 23 Polworth Road, London, SW16 2ET Robin Rowland of Cowslip Farm, Cowslip Lane, Mickleham, Surrey, RH5 6ET Alison Vickers of 1 New Cottages, Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0EU Vanessa Hall of 2 Brays Close, Hyde Heath, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5RZ
Pulmonaria rubra, sometimes called the Christmas Cowslip, is quite a coarse plant with plain green leaves and coral red flowers, and p.