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name for plants of the borageborage
, common name for the Boraginaceae, a family of widely distributed herbs and some tropical shrubs or trees characterized by rough or hairy stems, four-part fruits, and usually fragrant blossoms.
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, marsh marigoldmarsh marigold,
perennial spring-blooming Old World and North American plant (Caltha palustris) of the family Ranunculaceae (buttercup family), found in wet places. It has rounded glossy leaves and large buttercuplike flowers of bright and shining yellow.
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, and primroseprimrose,
common name for the genus Primula of the Primulaceae, a family of low perennial herbs with species found on all continents, most frequently in north temperate regions.
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marsh marigold

WARNING (note- there is another plant also called cowslip) Yellow buttercup-like flowers with hollow stem that grows near water. This plant can blister skin, but if used correctly, has been used for coughs and snakebite. Laxative and diuretic. TOXIC unless boiled in multiple changes of water. Be careful. Survival food if boiled. There is another plant called Marsh Marigold (Caltha leptosepala)

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Colorful, edible flower with sweet, bland taste. Note there is another plant also called Cowslip (Marsh Marigold) which isn’t the same.


symbol of beauty. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 377]
See: Beauty


1. a primrose, Primula veris, native to temperate regions of the Old World, having fragrant yellow flowers
2. US and Canadian another name for marsh marigold
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The Romans believed Cowslip flowers possessed aphrodisiac properties, and were made into love potions, and crystallised.
An official 'audit' of British wildlife in 2003 warned that farming methods and industrial pollution were threatening wild thyme, cowslips and hundreds of other native British plants by raising the levels of nutrients in the soil.
Plants you could use include cowslips, primroses, violets, ivy, blackthorn and privet.
In spring, the pale, delicate yellows of stiff cowslips are succeeded by the stronger chromes of sprawling birdsfoot trefoil and buttercup.
This year it's been a great success, with a succession of wild flowers, from cowslips onwards, and the many beautiful seedheads of the grasses.
SEEING the photo sent in by Peter Surtees of the lovely cowslips in his garden reminded me of a picnic in the Costwolds with my parents in about 1948, when we saw a field of cowslips.
SEEDS OF SENTIMENT: I've planted double cowslips, some more white trilliums to go with the trillium grandiflora I planted on Gardeners' World a few weeks ago.
Our future king harrumphed of 'working with nature' and 'country walks where one thinks so much', but I heard not a mention of plans to pour concrete over cowslips.
disleydog If he can''t be bothered to cut the grass he should dig a nice border and fill it with cowslips.
Most will feature the traditional meadow favourites like poppies, foxgloves, buttercups, cornflowers, toadflax, primroses, daisies, cowslips and the like.
These normally languid and timid herbivores transform into bullying bruisers as they fight it out among the cowslips.
Spring would come again: meadow buttercups; daisies, coltsfoot, gorse; cowslips in the fields; wood anemones; honeysuckle scent widespread on the hedge; hawthorn in Cae Cefn; yellow pimpernel in the wood below: all in glorious bloom - and the cuckoo would be singing