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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
"Where there grew pied wind-flowers and violets, Daisies, those pearled Arcturi of the earth, The constellated flower that never sets; Faint oxlips; tender blue-bells, at whose birth, The earth scarce heaved." (P.B.Shelly, 1792-1822.)
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.
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.
In addition, they are assigned to memorize key verses such as Oberon's "I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, / where oxlips and the nodding violet grows" or Ariel's "Come unto these yellow sands, / and then take hands." This process helps familiarize the children with Shakespeare's language and also gives them ownership: Shakespeare's words are now their words as well.