"It was covered with primulas which had a most delicious scent"
Primula is the name given to all sorts of primroses, cowslips and oxslips which belong to the plant group Primula.
Two types of Primula which grow in the Swiss Alps are the mountain cowslip and the alpine oxslip. Their Latin names are Primula auricula and Primula elatior.
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