Definition of primrose
: any of a genus (Primula of the family Primulaceae, the primrose family) of perennial herbs with large tufted basal leaves and showy variously colored flowers — compare evening primrose
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Let the botanicals (with scents like primrose, squalene, and sleep-inducing lavender) encourage a restful night’s sleep … then wake up to brighter, fully restored skin by morning.
They team found that these cockroaches emerge at dusk to eat pollen from many native plant species, including evening primrose, and lay their eggs, or ootecae, only on a genus of bromeliad plants called Puya.
Already, dune hummocks have formed, and about 10,000 seedlings that include flowering sand verbena and beach evening primrose dot the beach enclosure.
Plant a pollinator garden of native plants including native milkweeds Asclepias fascicularis and Asclepias californica, yarrow (Achillea millefolium californica), California evening primrose (Oenothera californica), and others. •
Continue planting cool season plants—violas, pansies, osteospermum, snapdragons and primroses. •
The desert also supports white primroses and yellow-flowered brittlebush.
Keep your eye out for purple lupine, white desert chicory, brown-eyed evening primrose and pink monkey flower.
As long as February doesn't bring extreme hot or cold temperatures, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park expects a carpet of desert lilies, verbena, and dune primroses.
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Definition of Primrose
Archibald Philip — see rosebery
PRIMROSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of primrose for English Language Learners
: a small plant with flowers that are usually a pale yellow color
PRIMROSE Defined for Kids
Definition of primrose for Students
: a small plant with large leaves and showy often yellow or pink flowers
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