Some primulas spend the winter as conspicuous resting buds. The
bud-scales are modified leaves that protect the bud during the winter.
Some primulas are evergreen. A few of the outer leaves die,
but the majority stay green in winter.
Other primulas show no sign of a resting bud but appear
through the dead leaves of last year.
Many primulas are heavily covered in farina when they emerge
from the ground.
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