Any of numerous plants of the genus Primula, having well-developed basal leaves and tubular, variously colored flowers grouped in umbels or heads with a funnel-shaped or salverlike corolla and a tube much longer than the calyx.
The Primrose was a 43-foot, steel-hulled craft that entered service in 1922 as a shallow water harbor tender. She was assigned to the 10th Lighthouse District and saw service as a buoy boat. She remained in service until at least 1936.
Douglas Peterson. United States Lighthouse Service Tenders, 1840-1939. Annapolis: Eastwind Publishing, 2000.