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Synonyms for oxlip

Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel

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Dock, cowslip, oxlips, burnet, plantain, clovers, oxlips
Too glorious to kill It slept amongst the wild thyme Where the oxlips and violets grow Its skin was a luminous fire
The polyanthus group contains not only its namesake but also our wild primroses, oxlips and cowslips that seem to remind us of days gone by and its hardiness and ability to flower in late winter gives it its popularity.
In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare writes about young lovers, lust, longing and magic: "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows/Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows/Quite o'er canopied with luscious woodbine,/With sweet musk roses and with eglantine/There sleeps Titania some hour of the night/Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight.
Lift and split early spring-flowering plants of the Primula family such as polyanthus, primroses, cultivated cowslips and oxlips after flowering into rosettes of leaves with root rhizome and roots attached and replant firmly in humus-rich soil in light shade.