What is the difference between Primula and Cowslip?

The difference between primula and cowslip

is that “primula” is any plant of the genus Primula; the primroses and “cowslip” is a low-growing plant, Primula veris, with yellow flowers.

primula

cowslip

Noun

  • (botany) Any plant of the genus Primula; the primroses.

Noun

  • A low-growing plant, Primula veris, with yellow flowers.
  • Any of several other plants related or similar in appearance
  • Short for cowslip tea: a kind of green tea; an herbal tea made with cowslip flowers.

Synonyms

  • (Primula veris): paigle, herb Peter
  • (Caltha palustris): marsh marigold, kingcup, mayflower, mollyblobs, pollyblobs, horse blob

Examples

  • Where the bee *****, there **** I: / In a cowslip’s bell I lie;