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Primrose. A genus of beautiful low plants of the order Primulaceae. Some are among the earliest flowers in spring, as the common primrose, the oxlip, and cowslip; several Japanese and other varieties are cultivated in gardens as ornamental plants. Their roots are perennial, the leaves almost always radical, and the flowers are supported on a naked stem, usually disposed in a sort of umbel. The varieties of the common primrose which have arisen from cultivation are very numerous.



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