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Primula sieboldii
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Etymology 1[edit]

Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) after Latin primus "first" because it flowers early.[1][2]

Etymology 2[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Primula f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Primulaceae—the primroses.


  1. ^ Hyam, Roger & Pankhurst, Richard, Plants and their Names. A Concise Dictionary, Oxford University Press, US, 1995.
  2. ^ Erhardt, Walter & Götz, Erich & Bödeker, Nils & Seybold, Siegmund, Zander. Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names. Dictionnaire des noms de plantes, Ulmer, 2000.