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Synonyms for oxlip

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

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These are bedding plants bred from crosses between primroses, cowslips and oxlips.
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite overcanopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine.
In Britain, the consumption of the flowers and seed heads of ancient woodland species, including oxlips Primula elatior, wood anemones Anemone nemorosa, dog's mercury Mercurialis perennis and herb paris Paris quadrifolia, particularly by the introduced reeves' muntjac Muntiacus reevesi and naturalised fallow deer Dama dama (Tabor 2004, Cooke 2006), suggests the potential for deer to improve dispersal distances by acting as vectors for dispersal-limited woodland plants.
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.
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.
A lifetime of pursuing primroses, oxlips, and samphire has led Mabey to a particular feeling about plants: that they're not merely decorative or passive, the victims of exploitation or fashion, like unfortunate Victorian ferns.
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."