cowslip

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Synonyms for cowslip

early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers

swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups

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Then Eva saw how, on large, white leaves, the Fairies learned to imitate the lovely colors, and with tiny brushes to brighten the blush on the anemone's cheek, to deepen the blue of the violet's eye, and add new light to the golden cowslip.
The rose glowed with a deeper crimson, the lily's soft leaves were more purely white, the crocus and humble cowslip shone like sunlight, and the violet was blue as the sky that smiled above it.
I wish there were any likelihood of my soon seeing Primrose, Periwinkle, Dandelion, Sweet Fern, Clover Plantain, Huckleberry, Milkweed, Cowslip, Buttercup, Blue Eye, and Squash Blossom again.
There were particular ways of doing everything in that family: particular ways of bleaching the linen, of making the cowslip wine, curing the hams, and keeping the bottled gooseberries; so that no daughter of that house could be indifferent to the privilege of having been born a Dodson, rather than a Gibson or a Watson.
These grasslands are nationally important and support a unique and diverse array of beautiful wildflowers such as cowslips, rockrose, wild thyme and harebell.
These include cowslips, knapweeds, meadow buttercups, cranesbills and orchids.
THREE Octavian Droobers claimed titles in the British Middle Distance Championships which saw around 1,000 competitors tip-toeing through the cowslips at Naphill in Bickinghamshire's Chiltern Hills.
It's such a lovely time of year here, the cowslips are in flower whilst the goslings and mallard chicks are exploring around the lagoons.
SEEDS OF SENTIMENT: I'VE planted double cowslips, some more white trilliums, pictured above, to go with the trillium grandiflora I planted on Gardeners' World a few weeks ago.
Another example, to reveal Hogan's exemplary prose: "Diarmaid entered, he laid some cowslips on the table.
Most will feature the traditional meadow favourites like poppies, foxgloves, buttercups, cornflowers, toadflax, primroses, daisies, cowslips and the like.
Rich yellow and sweetly fragrant, cowslips are one of the most striking countryside flowers.
Finally I must mention the wonderful display of native cowslips along the A55, thanks to the highways authority and obtained, I was told, from the Liverpool National Wildflower Centre.